Military Family Night Out on Sept 14

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More than 100 veterans, active military, family, and friends attended Military Family Night Out, a free, fun-filled barbecue held on Saturday, September 14th  at the Warwick Valley Community Center. Supported by HERoes in Deed, the event featured a performance by Alt-Country band, Jerry the Bulldog, and family-friendly activities as well as a commemoration of 9-11 with a moment of silence. 

"This barbecue was a great opportunity local military families, veterans and the greater community to come out for an end-of-summer celebration,” exclaimed United Way’s Community Impact Coordinator Candace Nicoletti. “It's a great way to connect and enjoy some local music and a home-cooked meal! We are truly grateful to everyone who attended, especially the volunteers from UPS Freight Montogomery, who manned the grills."

Through its MISSION UNITED™ initiative, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region supports veterans programs providing housing assistance and legal advice as well as events like Military Family Night Out. Last year, local veterans and their families took part in the Community Heroes Project and they continue to network as well as volunteer in their local communities. For more information, go to

If you have any questions, please contact United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region at 845-471-1900 or email

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