Annual dinner for Vets planned for Nov. 11

Captain Johnson, U.S. Army Reserves, was the speaker at Elk Lake High School's Veterans Day program in 2016. Annual dinner for Veterans is planned at the VFW Ayers-Stone Post in Montrose on November 11. PHOTO BY PAT FARNELLI

Once again, area vets can eat for free, 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at the VFW Ayers-Stone Post, State Route 706, Montrose.

An All You Can Eat Pasta buffet will be offered, orchestrated by US Marine Veteran and noted local chef Ignazio Cavellero. :Local cook Rick always lends a helping hand. In addition to the chef’s expertise, several area vendors are contributing to this delicious buffet. Lasagna from Anthony’s, Cider from Jayne’s Orchard, tossed salad from the EMHS cafeteria, Bingham’s Restaurant famous pies and more.

Proceeds from this delicious evening will be donated to Twin Tiers Honor Flight, based in Binghamton, NY, whose service area includes Susquehanna, Bradford and Wayne counties. This is a non-profit charitable organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for their service.

Vets are transported and accompanied by volunteers, so that they can visit and reflect at the memorials of the war they served in – at no cost to the veteran. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery is also included.

Several local vets who have taken this trip say the Korean War memorial is especially memorable as evening falls.

The meal is sponsored each year by the Montrose Business & Professional Women’s local – with gracious support from the community. Included this year is a door prize from Dimock Eye Care, valued at $115, toward an eye exam and frames.

This enjoyable evening of friendship and camaraderie is a great way to honor and meet our vets. Veterans – active duty, retired military eat for free; Adults, $10; children (5-12) and seniors (55+), $7. 

Financial and in-kind donations from the community are gratefully accepted.

For information, contact Melanie Rudzianski (570) 219-3576.

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