GREENVILLE – The Darke County Veterans Services will be at the Great Darke County Fair each of the nine days, set up outside the Veterans building on the fair-grounds under a canopy selling raffle ticket, spaghetti dinner tickets and giving away free items as is done each year.
Proceeds from the raffle and spaghetti dinner tickets go to support the Darke County Veterans Washington DC trip scheduled for September.
Wednesday, August 22nd, the Director of the Ohio department of Veterans Services, Chip Tensill will be at the Veterans building at 4:15 p.m. with plans to “pin” several Vietnam Veterans. The day is designated Veterans Day at the 2018 fair.
Prior to the 5:30 p.m. Veterans Day Ceremony held at the grandstand, Darke County Veterans Services will give a free hat to Veterans with proof of military service beginning at 4:30 p.m. as they enter the grandstand.
“We look forward to seeing all the Darke County veterans have a good time at the fair especially on Veterans Day,” said Thomas Pitman, Department Head Veterans Service Officer. “Stop by and see us at the Veterans building and make sure to come out and get the free hat on Veterans Day.”
2018 is the fourth consecutive year the organization has given a free hat or t-shirt to Veterans.
Darke County Veterans Services is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner along with door prizes, 50/50 and silent auction on Saturday, September 22 at American Legion Post 140, 325 North Ohio Street, Greenville. Proceeds from the dinner go benefit the veterans of Darke County Washington DC trip. Tickets may be purchased under the DCVS canopy.
PHOTO CAPTION: Darke County Veterans Services canopy at the 2018 Great Darke County Fair. (Gaylen Blosser photo)