Dinner event to honor pair of local vets


An Armed Forces Day celebration dinner event to honor two local veterans for their work in the Oneida County Veterans’ Service Agency will be held May 21 at Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Road.

The event, to include a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:45 p.m. plus speakers, will recognize agency Director Joseph Perrone as well as James O’Rourke, who has retired as a counselor.

The event is sponsored by Lake Delta Kiwanis Club, organizers said.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and others will roast them during the event, according to a Kiwanis Club announcement.

Local veterans and spouses who have received assistance from the Oneida County Veterans Service Agency are encouraged to attend, as are friends of the honorees.

For reservations, call 315-339-2452. Tickets are available through the Delta Lake Inn, local American Legion posts, and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) organization.

Advance tickets are $18, while tickets at the door if seating allows are $20, according to a Lake Delta Kiwanis Club Facebook listing.


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