Veterans appreciation event being planned

October 3rd, 2016 11:32 am

Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) will be holding her 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Event and Expo 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, in Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University.

A veterans recognition breakfast, open to any veteran of the 117th District, will be held at 9 a.m. in Insalaco Hall. The breakfast is being held in conjunction with Metz Culinary Management and deadline to register is Thursday, Oct. 27. Call Boback’s offices at 570-675-6000; 570-836-4777; toll free, 800-278-3939 or register online, Spouse or guest invited at no charge.

The breakfast will be followed by a special recognition program, held in the Lemmond Theater, to honor our veterans.

In conjunction with the event, Boback’s office is holding a Veterans Art/Essay Contest, which is open to fifth-grade students in the 117th Legislative District. This includes students in the Lake Lehman, Dallas, Tunkhannock, Northwest and Lackawanna Trail school districts.

Students must choose either to submit a drawing or an essay. A maximum of one entry from each student will be accepted. Entries must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 12 and will be judged by Boback’s Veterans Advisory Committee.

The students who create a top three drawing or essay will have their work published in the 10th Anniversary Memory Booklet, and will be recognized during the event.

For information and specific rules for the contest visit

In honor of the 10th anniversary of this event, a commemorative booklet of local veteran photos and service-related memories will be provided. Veterans are welcome to share a photo or memory from their time in the service. To contribute a photo or memory to the booklet, stop by one of Boback’s district offices.