FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Odell to Attend Veterans & Families Fair


MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 8080-1001 

September 24, 2013 

Odell to Attend Veterans & Families Fair

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is expected to attend the Veterans & Families Fair on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 in Fishkill, NY. The event, which is open to all Dutchess and Putnam County veterans and their families, is sponsored by Sen. Terry Gipson (D-Poughkeepsie) and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“Honoring and helping our veterans is always a pleasure for me,” said Odell. “I applaud Sen. Gipson for hosting the fair where our veterans and their families can obtain what otherwise might be difficult to pin down information. I think the more we can do to help our youngest veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan is of critical importance. They and their families are going to need a tremendous amount of information and support and the Senator has brought representatives from numerous organizations to his event to advise them.”

The fair will feature over 60 service providers and exhibitors that offer services such as healthcare, housing, employment, education, business support and more.

“We owe our veterans and their families a great deal for their sacrifices,” said Sen. Gipson. “As a member of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, ensuring that our veterans and their families receive the support they deserve from New York State is a top priority of mine. I hope all of our veterans and their families in Dutchess and Putnam Counties will attend this exciting event to find out about support available and get the recognition they deserve.”

During the event, the 41st Senate District Veterans Hall of Fame honorees will be celebrated and WWII veterans will be given special recognition.

The fair was made possible by the support of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Health Quest, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and Bridgeway Federal Credit Union.