Senators, Odell and Vet2Vet host event

The Veterans’ Chow Down, a free dinner for veterans hosted by the Pfc. Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Program with support from state senators Terrence Murphy and Sue Serino and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, takes place on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Putnam County Golf Course at 187 Hill Street in Mahopac. There are two seating times, noon and 3 p.m., for veterans and their guests.

Entertainment will be provided by the USO and military vehicles dating from 1916 to 2012 will be available for viewing. The Chow Down also provides an opportunity for veterans to learn about local services available to them.

The Vet2Vet Program, which is staffed by veterans, is a free, anonymous and confidential program that provides support, workshops, mentoring and training and development for veterans and current members of the Armed Forces and their families.

“It is rare that Veterans have an opportunity to be recognized and thanked by the public and by elected officials,” said Karl Rohde, director of Putnam County’s Veterans Service Agency.  “What better way to do this than with a family-style meal where they can share the comradeship they cherished during their service.”

Veterans are asked to RSVP at or by calling 914-962-2624.

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