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Salute to Veterans Event at the Library Connects Veterans with Resources

October 23, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library honors those who have served with a Salute to Veterans event on November 11 at the Main Library in Downtown Canton. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., visitors can explore a variety of exhibits and attend free presentations on a range of resources including programs and information about job, health and financial resources available to veterans.

Community participants include Walsh University, Presper Financial Group, Stark County Veterans Commission, MAPS Air Museum, Canton Vet Center Mental Health and more. The Salute to Veterans event features free info sessions from agencies to connect veterans with community services including:

9 -11 a.m. Walsh presentation in McKinley Room, and individual assistance Noon-4 p.m. in the Innovation Center Representatives from Walsh University will work one-on-one with veterans to enhance job skills including writing a resume, interviewing, and more.

11 a.m. Posting of the Colors and Veterans Recognition
A speaker from the MAPS air museum will provide a commemoration speech and recognize the veterans in attendance.

1 p.m. Presper Financial Group
Representatives will give a presentation about budgeting, income sources, and some special benefits.

2 p.m. Stark County Veterans Commission
Charles Zolicoffer, CVSO Community Liaison, will speak about financial assistance and medical transportation assistance.

2:30 p.m. MAPS Air Museum Director Kim Kovesci will discuss the MAPS Air Museum.

3 p.m. Canton Vet Center Mental Health Ray Wilson, Counseling Technician, will speak about the mental health services they provide to veterans.

3:15 p.m. Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project
Representatives will provide information on the low-income and Pro Bono legal assistance they give to veterans and current members of the Military.

3:30 p.m. New Phila VA Clinic
Representatives from the New Philadelphia VA clinic will share information on how to apply for medical help and what to expect in the process.

4 p.m. Salute to Law Enforcement and Fire Departments
Sgt. Hromiak from the Veterans Administration will conclude the program with a thank you to local Fire and Law Enforcement Agencies who provide for our safety, including VA Police Officers and Highway Patrol.

Registration is not requested for this free event. Those who have questions about the event can contact the Main Library at 330-452-0665 or visit StarkLibrary.org. The Main Library is located at 715 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702.

 

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One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.5 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

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