ALA Unit 360 in Weatherly, Pa., participated in the Wilkes-Barre VA's Summer Carnival on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. The veterans enjoyed going around to different tables and picking out things they liked. There were great food items: hot dogs, potato pancakes, barbeque, baked goods, ice cream, and beverages. A deejay provided music, and "Elvis" was in the house.
Unit 360’s table showcased 80 gift bags members put together for the veterans. Each gift bag included three pairs of socks, a canteen booklet (a coupon book veterans use to purchase clothes, food, and toiletries at their VA), peanut butter crackers, individual bags of potato chips, pretzels, cheese balls, cookies, and assorted crackers.
“Spending time and talking with these veterans was a rewarding experience,” said ALA member Georgeann Herling. “Unit 360 is looking forward to participating again next year.”