|Veterans Day at the Van Wert County Fair|
|Monday, August 26, 2013 12:11 AM|
VAN WERT — Veterans Day at the Van Wert County Fair will be on Friday. Veterans Program begins at 11 a.m. with the serving of ham and beans with corn bread. Food will be served from 11 a.m. until out or 4 p.m.
The Veterans Service Commission of Van Wert County, as well as every veteran’s service organization in the county and the Fair Board, is sponsoring this event. All activities are being held in the Entertainment Tent located on the west side of the Commercial Building.
Veterans and their spouses have free admittance to the fair from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Our program will begin at noon, with this year’s speaker being Jim Forster from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. The Veterans Service Office will move from the Court House to the Fairgrounds for the day to answer any questions pertaining to VA benefits.
Forster has been working with the Governor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs since 1993 and currently is the deputy director for field services, training and operations in the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.
Also joining us is Kim Hughes from the Van Wert County Recorder’s Office. She will be on hand to answer any questions pertaining to recording military discharges (DD-214) and any other services available through her office.
Marita Gallaway and Marshall Phillips from the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Seamless Transition Program will attend as well as Christopher Stack, of the Fort Wayne Veterans Center. They provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral service to our veterans in order to enhance post-war readjustments to civilian life. All services are free to eligible veterans, their families, and their significant others.
Elizabeth Estrada, the office manager from the Dayton VA Medical Center, Lima VA Outpatient Clinic, will also be in attendance. Please plan to stop in and say hello to everyone and enjoy a bowl of ham and beans with cornbread. Music by Tom Ruppert will be from 2-3 p.m.