Veterans Day at the Ottawa County Fair

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is excited to announce the annual Veterans Day at the Ottawa County Fair is on Saturday, July 19.  The staff has been working very hard to make this year’s Veterans Day special.  In addition to last year, complimentary cookies and coffee will be provided at 10 a.m., prior to opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

Entrance is free for veterans, with identification.  The opening ceremony kicks off at 10:30 a.m. in the Entertainment Tent, in the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to building B3.  American Legion Post 279 will provide the Color Guard; National Anthem will be performed by Ben David, Oak Harbor High School Choir Student; and veterans from each service era and a family member are the guest speakers.  Ottawa County Veteran of the Year for 2013, Mr. Paul Laderach is the Guest of Honor.  

Immediately following the opening ceremony, a free pigs in a blanket lunch from Limestone Tavern will be provided to all veterans and their family (while food lasts) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in building B3.  There will be a Stein Hospice Pinning Ceremony, the Toledo Mobile Vet Center will be on site, entertainment will be the Wild Mind Comedy Hypnosis Show at 12:30, and there will be a presentation by the Sandusky CBOC on VA Healthcare.  Magruder Hospital will also be performing free blood pressure and blood sugar tests for all veterans from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  Children activities include: Sunglass decorating; Dear Soldier Station; Uncle Sam photos; and Coloring Contest (Age Groups 2-4; 5-7; 8-10; 11-13; and 14 up).  

Should you have any questions, please contact the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office at (419)898-2089 or visit us at 8444 W State Route 163, Oak Harbor OH 43449.  Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook! See you at the Fair!

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