Veterans appreciation event set for Saturday

PRESTONBURG – A group of volunteers will hold a veterans appreciation event at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot in downtown Prestonsburg on Saturday. Veterans and their spouses will receive a free dinner and the celebration will also include a flag presentation, live music, raffles, guest speakers and informational booths.

A group of seven volunteers, three of whom are veterans, along with Dumas Rescue, helped to organize the event, which is open to the public.

Various individuals and organizations have donated food and drinks for the event. Plate dinners will be available for sale to all attendees.

The Allen Central High School ROTC will present the flag.

George Thacker, a minister who is a member of the Winchester VFW, will deliver the prayer.

Randy Smallwood, a local traditional housing coordinator for veterans, will emcee the event.

Local VFWs and the National Guard Will also be in attendance

Jason Goble, Johnny Day with Exit 23 and Hassell Bryant will provide entertainment.

For more information, call Sheena Maynard (606-791-1245) or Rhonda Leslie (606-259-2374).

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