Waverly Community House, area churches to host Veterans Appreciation Dinner Nov. 12


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Saluting the American flag during the Waverly Community House (Comm) Pledge of Allegiance ceremony on Sept. 11, from left, are John Arre, John Wettstein, Patrick Williams and Don Jones, all from VFW Post 7069, Clarks Summit. The Comm, along with area churches will honor American military veterans again with a Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.


Elizabeth Baumeister file photo | Abington Journal

WAVERLY — Three area groups are coming together to show appreciation to the country’s military veterans with a spaghetti dinner and entertainment following Veterans Day.

The Waverly Community House (Comm), Waverly United Methodist Church (UMC) and First Baptist Church of Abington (FBCA) will host the Veterans Appreciation Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Comm, 1115 N. Abington Road. Admission is free for all U.S. veterans, and non-veterans may obtain entrance for a donation benefiting Wounded Warriors.

Sandra Rees, chairperson from FBCA, where the event idea originated, said this is the committee’s way of uniting the Community in honor and appreciation of its veterans, who are often under-appreciated in today’s society.

“Hopefully it will make them feel at home and make them feel wanted,” she said.”And just giving them appreciation for everything that they’ve done for our country, which a lot of people just don’t understand anymore.”

Entertainment will be provided by the FBCA Choir, Waverly UMC pianist Jenny Johnson and her father and pianist Tom Butler.

Rees said the main goal of the event is to have “a nice evening full of fun, to make them feel welcome and appreciate what they’ve done.”

For reservations or more information, call Rees at 570-905-4304.

Saluting the American flag during the Waverly Community House (Comm) Pledge of Allegiance ceremony on Sept. 11, from left, are John Arre, John Wettstein, Patrick Williams and Don Jones, all from VFW Post 7069, Clarks Summit. The Comm, along with area churches will honor American military veterans again with a Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Waverly-Vets.jpgSaluting the American flag during the Waverly Community House (Comm) Pledge of Allegiance ceremony on Sept. 11, from left, are John Arre, John Wettstein, Patrick Williams and Don Jones, all from VFW Post 7069, Clarks Summit. The Comm, along with area churches will honor American military veterans again with a Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Elizabeth Baumeister file photo | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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