Veterans Appreciation Day will be held on September 2nd by Socks For Heroes, a nonprofit organization hosting the event to raise awareness for veterans residing in VA nursing homes throughout Mississippi and in Monroe, Louisiana. They’ll also be collecting items to distribute to the veterans. The event will include karaoke, a hot dog eating contest, a dance competition, and live entertainment.
Musicians Betsy Berryhill and Skylar Laine will be performing. Other activities include bingo, door prizes, arts and crafts, fair rides and booths will also be open with food for sale. Veterans with a military ID will receive a free meal, which includes a hamburger or hot dog and a drink.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness of veterans in need throughout the state. The organization will be collecting socks and blankets for those in need.