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.