Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County joins the “Thank A Vet” program and will offer free admission to veterinarians on Sunday, August 7

Pictured, from left: Shawn Foti, Niagara County Legislator; David Wohleben, coordinator of the Veterans Services Agency; Justin Roger, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension; and Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski. (Image courtesy of Niagara County PIO)

Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:55 PM

First responders will also be admitted free of charge on this day

Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County announced its recent enrollment in the Niagara County “Thank A Vet” program. CCE Niagara will be offering free admission to the Niagara County Fair on Sunday, August 7 to any current member of the military or veteran, as part of the “Thank A Vet” program. First responders will also be admitted to the show free of charge that day.

A press release noted, “This offering is a way for CCE’s Niagara County to recognize the service and sacrifices made by returning veterans, serving men and women, and emergency personnel at our community.”

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said, “I am very pleased to have Cornell Cooperative Extension join our ‘Thank A Vet’ program and become one of hundreds of organizations providing benefits and discounts to our veterans. Honoring our military personnel on Sunday, as well as our first responders, with free entry to the show is a great way to say “Thank You” to all of these heroes. »

Eligible service members will receive free admission. Admission for all other show visitors on Sunday will be $5 per person or $15 per car. Loading price will be reduced by $5 if there is a veteran, active military service member or first responder in the vehicle.

Justin Rogers, CCE Niagara Executive Director and Niagara County Fair Director, said, “We all rely on those who choose to selflessly serve us every day. It’s just our little way of saying, ‘Thank you.’ ”

The CCE is an educational organization that puts research-based information into the hands of citizens to improve their lives and well-being. This unique connection serves families, farmers, youth, seniors and communities in Niagara County. CCE Niagara, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, provides quality educational programming services in a range of areas, including agriculture, food systems, and horticulture; environment and natural resources; 4-H, youth and family development; nutrition, health and food security; and community and economic vitality. For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, visit www.cceniagaracounty.org or call 716-433-8839.

Virginia S. Braud