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VFW hosts first Vet Fest

VFW members grilled at Vet Fest (Source:WALB) VFW members grilled at Vet Fest (Source:WALB)
Craig Jones, Post Commander (Source:WALB) Craig Jones, Post Commander (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The community joined veterans to celebrate their service at the VFW on Phelima Road Saturday. 

The first-ever Vet Fest had food, games, a car show and live music. 

The organization also used the event as a membership drive.  

Post Commander Craig Jones said the Vet Fest is held to raise awareness and funds to help veterans through the V-F-W. 

"A lot of veterans are homeless, have nowhere to go or are down on their luck," Jones said. "They look toward organizations, especially the VFW. The VFW is a great organization that gives back to the community."

Jones said the turnout has him already thinking about how he'll organize the event next year.

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