Veterans awards ceremony is Saturday


Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.

The Alachua County Veterans Services Advisory Board’s annual awards banquet is this Saturday evening.

Now in its eighth year, the event typically draws a crowd in the range of 250 to 300.

Don Sherry, chairman of the advisory board, said the event will honor volunteers in four categories: outstanding veteran of the year, outstanding veteran supporter, outstanding military family and outstanding Department of Veterans Affairs employee.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 SW 13th St. Tickets are $30 per person and available at the door. For more information, contact Ed Van Buren at 562-9961.

-- Staff report

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