Ouachita Judge Robbie McAdoo has designated September as "Veteran's and Patriot's Awareness & Appreciation Month".
Our veterans and patriots will be honored throughout the month of September culminating with a dinner on September 14th at 6 pm held at Cullendale First Baptist Church. All veterans are invited and encouraged to attend the event. Please note - this is an event to honor our veterans and is not political; therefore, no political paraphernalia in any form will be allowed.
Local businessman Josh Steed, who has spearheaded veteran recognition for years, joins additional sponsors of the event this year - Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo, the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hubert J. Purifoy VFW Post 4554, Josh Steed with Deluxe Barber Shop and Pit Stop Quick Lube, the Shoppers Guide, Cullendale First Baptist Church, Lockheed Martin, Area Industries and various other local area businesses. Local individuals and businesses that would like to donate items or offer coupons and/or discounts for this year's event should contact Jim Bob Davis at 870-837-2216.
According to the Veterans Administration Office of Actuary there are currently 1,800 veterans in Ouachita County. During this month, local businesses are encouraged to offer discounts to veterans to show their support; if such discounts are available, please notify the Chamber of Commerce of those discounts so that we can disseminate that information to Veterans.