Since the official Veterans Day isn’t until November, Atglen Borough residents have decided to give veterans one more unofficial holiday — in the spring.
On Saturday, May 4, the borough will hold its second annual Veterans and Military Families Appreciation Day at Atglen Community Park on Ridge Avenue.
Combining efforts to plan the event are Nick Softchin of Nick’s Chicks, Penningtonville Presbyterian Church, the Atglen Public Library and the Octorara Food Cupboard. Their goal is to recognize veterans and strengthen the community.
Veterans are invited to eat for free at a chicken barbecue prepared by Nick’s Chicks in Atglen Community Park. Other attenders may pay $3 for a chicken barbecue meal and sit down with veterans and military families, or enjoy take-out. The barbecue will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.