INDEPENDENCE—Local members of the Walton Hills community came out to the Independence Library and Civic Center to attend the 11th Military Resource Fair. The Fair, organized by State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) sought to connect military personnel with the services available to them through state, county, local businesses and organizations or resources.

The FREE military fair consisted of nearly 50 sponsors/vendors and representatives of organizations that provided assistance, employment opportunities, and supplied information. The fair furnished free items, including breakfast, lunch, haircuts, massages, health screenings, Veteran ID Cards, consumer products, and caricatures to our military personnel and their families. Thanks to all of the sponsors and vendors who made the resource fair a success for over 400 attendees.

“It was exciting to see so many military personnel and their families from Walton Hills come out to the fair,” said Rep. Anielski. “The attendees had the opportunity to meet and discuss their unique situations with professionals to aid in obtaining their earned benefits.”

Resident military and family members from Walton Hills who attended included Bill Allen, Alice Cotter, George Hrabak, Robert Kainsinger, Martin Mueller, Hubert Renau, Hank Smitley, Lorraine Smitley, and Ray Tinter. Volunteers and vendors from Walton Hills included Jon Anielski, Misty Crooks (Discount Drug Mart), Dunham Products, and Captain Holly Koester of Paralyzed Veterans of America. Thank you to all of our military attendees and those currently serving for their dedication and sacrifice to preserving and defending our country.

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