DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced today her 13th annual Veterans Breakfast, Expo and Recognition Ceremony will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Misericordia University’s Insalaco Hall.
“We are so proud to be able to host this program year after year,” said Boback. “It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women who have served our country with distinction.”
The Veterans Recognition Breakfast, open to any resident of the 117th District who served in the nation’s armed forces, will be held in Insalaco Hall at 9 a.m. Both non-combat veterans and those who served during wartime are encouraged to attend this event.
Veterans may be accompanied by a spouse or guest to the breakfast at no charge. The breakfast will be followed by a special appreciation program held in the Lemmond Theater, to honor the veterans. The deadline to register for the breakfast is Monday, Oct. 28. To RSVP, call Boback’s offices at 570-675-6000 or 570-836-4777. Residents can also call toll-free at 800-278-3939 or register online at RepBoback.com
Attendees will also be able to visit the expo from 9-11:30 a.m., where a variety of federal, state and local agencies that offer services to veterans will be on hand to answer questions. The expo and program are open to all residents of the 117th Legislative District.
In conjunction with the event, Boback’s office is holding a Veterans Art/Essay Contest, which is open to seventh- and eighth-grade students of the 117th Legislative District. This includes students in the Lake Lehman, Dallas, Tunkhannock, Northwest and Lackawanna Trail school districts.
Students must choose to submit either a drawing or an essay. Entries must be received by Oct. 20 and will be judged by members of Boback’s Veterans Advisory Committee.
Contest winners and their families will be welcomed and recognized at the Veterans Program, beginning at 10 a.m. in Lemmond Theater. All entries will be on display at Misericordia’s Insalaco Hall through Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day). For more specific rules and details, visit RepBoback.com
Representative Karen Boback
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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