Cowans Gap State Park spillway in autumn

April Muster & Mingle

Our Muster and Mingle for April was held Wednesday April 28th at the lovely Tipp Center. Dinner was homemade sloppy joes, cheesy potatoes, and salad, with cookies for dessert. There were quite a few new faces, as well as those who have been with us for several months.

Our speaker was Tawny from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, who spoke on what it takes to be a wildlife officer and the unique lifestyles of those who manage Ohio’s state parks. She has a family full of veterans, and she was very grateful for the chance to address our group. She passed out state park maps, which indicated all the amenities offered at each park. Tawny also let us know of a new park opening soon, near Xenia, called Oldtown, which highlights the impact of the Shawnee in Ohio. We were also reminded, by a veteran attending Muster & Mingle, that the longest suspension bridge in Ohio is right in our own backyard, at Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Covington! We also learned that Ohio is one of only six states in the county to offer their state park systems free of charge.

Thank you to all the veterans and family members who came out to join us! Our next Muster and Mingle event will be held Thursday May 26th, again at the Tipp Center. We are so grateful for their support as we continue to grow to provide dinner, socialization, and information to veterans and their families. We will also be taking part in a Veteran Resource Fair held during the Food Truck Rally at the Miami County Fairgrounds on May 21st. For more information on our upcoming events, check out our upcoming events page here and for more information on the Food Truck Rally, click here to be taken to their Facebook page!

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