Veterans invited to free reception

ELKINS – The Elks BPOE Lodge 1135 invite local veterans to attend a free Veterans Appreciation Reception at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Elks County Club on Country Club Road in Elkins.

“This reception is to honor our veterans and is sponsored in conjunction with National Military Appreciation Day,” organizer Kathy Daniels said. “We want to invite veterans to attend.

“Those planning to come should call me at 304-704-7548 to register. Veterans attending may bring one guest.”

Daniels said the event will sponsor information tables from the Veterans Affairs Office, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Work Force West Virginia, the Randolph County Homeless Shelter, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Upward Bound.

“Guest speakers will include Delegate Denise Campbell, D-Randolph; Jake Roberts; Mike Cardinal; and others speaking about what it was like to serve, veterans’ pride and having family members who served their country,” Daniels said. “This is the first reception of this type we have sponsored, and hope to make this a yearly event.”