Another successful West Metro Veterans Fair has come and gone in Lakewood, CO. Many thanks to all of the hard working volunteers and especially the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777 for making this years 5th West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF) a success.
According to veteran Scott Hefty, the City of Lakewood Municipal Court Chief Probation Officer, organizer of this event: “The WMVF is designed to increase awareness of non-profit programs and services available for veterans and their families by highlighting employment, housing, educational, recreational and resource opportunities. This is a veteran-driven and community inspired event with the goal of connecting veterans/families with people and resources.”
The following are a few of the forty-three veteran organizations who participated in the West Metro Veterans Fair.
Vietnam Veterans of America #1071, Veterans Terry Ritenour, Cliff Fejfar, and Jose Gonzales
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UPCOMING WEST METRO VETERANS FAIR (WMVF)
Once again, Lakewood is gearing up for their annual West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF). Veteran Scott Hefty, the City of Lakewood Municipal Court Chief Probation Officer, is at the helm of this important event. Please share this information with our veteran community . This year’s date is Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 1pm to 4pm.
From Scott Hefty: “The West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF) is now in its 5th year. This event originally started out as a grass-roots endeavor in 2013. It was developed by the City of Lakewood to provide an informative forum for veterans and their family members. Veterans were able to learn about and access the wide variety of services and interventions available by non-profit organizations as well as at the local, state and the federal government level. This veterans fair has grown into the event it is today through the efforts of many, including Lodge #1777.
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Mary Ann Valeska welcoming WWII Navy Veteran Robert Eccles to the West Metro Veterans Fair
The West Metro Veterans Fair gathered 40+ exhibitors for their 2016 Fair held at the Elks Lakewood Lodge #1777. Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul gave opening remarks. City Councilman Pete Roybal presented Vietnam War Veterans with a 50th Anniversary lapel pin. Nurses were available to administer FREE Flu shots, along with blood pressure and glucose readings. It was a beautiful day where a FREE lunch was provided by the Lakewood Elks Club and the Friends of Valor Point outside on the patio. Continue reading West Metro Veterans Fair 2016
West Metro Veterans Fair
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1pm – 5pm, Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777, 1455 Newland Street, Lakewood
Greetings from Scott Hefty,
To everybody who has agreed to participate in the 2016 West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF) – THANK YOU! We have 39 non-profits on this year’s vendor list which is a new record for us. Speaking of records, if we want to increase the number of WMVF attendees from 2015 we need everybody to pitch in and help spread the word by posting posters, handing out rack cards, posting WMVF information on your social media websites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) and in your newsletters as well as sharing this information with any veterans or other non-profits you are in contact with in order to get the word out to our veteran community.
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