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Sussex County’s 9th annual Veterans Picnic to be held August 20

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services, Municipal Alliance, and the Veterans Committee welcome veterans and their families to attend the 9th annual Veterans Picnic.

This event will be held on Saturday, August 20, from noon to 2:00 p.m., at the American Legion Post 213, located at 915 Route 23 North, in Sussex. The picnic will include live music, giveaways, tables with veterans service information, and a homemade BBQ. The food will be served between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Various service providers will be present to offer information and assistance regarding programs available to veterans and their families. Agencies scheduled to participate in the picnic include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Sussex County Community College, Catholic Family and Community Services, Sussex County Division of Senior Services, Sussex County Municipal Alliance, and the Sussex County Mental Health Board.

Veterans Committee members would like veterans and their families to, “Share an afternoon with your fellow veterans with fine food and comradery.”

Pre-registration for this event is required by August 12. For additional information and to RSVP for the picnic, contact the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555, ext.1221 or email

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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