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STAFF REPORT

The 4th annual Vetfest will take place in Granny White Park on Oct. 5 in Brentwood to recognize veterans and increase awareness about resources available to military families.

The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the Heroes Stroll taking place before the event at 9:30 p.m. and a ceremony at 2 p.m. The Nashville Predators Energy Team will close the day with an appearance at 3 p.m.

Registration for the Heroes Stroll will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Vetfest is sponsored by VetLinx, a non-profit organization established the first Community Partnership Program for Veterans’ in Middle Tennessee in 2011.

The “Community Celebration of Military Family Service” will offer direct access to support services and onsite resources and provide an opportunity for the community to celebrate and recognize military family service.

There will also be art exhibits, food trucks, historical military displays a kid zone, lawn games, prize giveaways throughout the day, a raffle and representation from veteran-owned businesses and veteran organizations.

“We invite everyone in the community to join us for this free event as we honor area military families, and those presently serving on active duty, Reserve, and National Guard,” VetLinx Chief Executive Officer and Founder Laurel Bowman, RN, said in a news release.

Veteran organizations and Veteran-owned businesses, state, and federal organizations will not be charged a fee for space at the event.

All will be required to bring own set up materials including a 10×10 tent if needed. For more information call 1-844-VETLINX or visit www.vetlinx.org.

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