Veterans to be honored at fair

Staff report

SIDNEY — Military veterans will be honored at the Shelby County Fair when the annual Veteran’s Day is held Monday, July 25.

Veterans and their spouses will be admitted to the fair free all day on July 25. The day is sponsored by Area Energy & Electric.

A service officer from the Shelby County Veteran Services Commission will be located next to the Free Entertainment Tent to answer questions and provide information about veteran and dependent benefits. Also, ID cards will be made for eligible veterans.

This year’s program will start at 7 p.m. in the Free Entertainment Tent. Entertainment will be provided by the Fairlawn Children’s Choir. Also taking part will be honor guards and the American Legion Post 217 firing squad. Taps will be played. Refreshments will be served after the event.

Also as part of Veteran’s Day, a drawing will be held for tickets to Kings Island. The winning veteran will get four adult tickets, a parking pass, and drink wristbands. The tickets are good during Kings Island’s 2016 season when open to the general public.

Drawings also will be held for four $50 Visa cards. The veteran must be present to win and must have appropriate identification. One of the following items would suffice to show eligibility as a veteran: DD-214; Active Duty Military/Retirement ID card; National Service Organization membership card; VAMC photo ID; or an ID card issued by the Shelby County Veteran Services Commission.

Staff report