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Pennycuick Hosts First Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

(From a  press release)

State Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Berks/Montgomery) recently hosted her first Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, November 4 at Upper Perkiomen High School, as a way to say “thank you” to all our local heroes.

Several hundred were in attendance, which included veterans, veterans’ guests, exhibitors, and guest speakers. Veterans from every American conflict, from the Korean War to Operation Inherent Resolve, were in attendance. Dr. Jim Arcieri of Community Bible Fellowship Church, recited the blessing and benediction and the keynote speaker was state Rep. Timothy J. O’Neal (R-Washington Co.).

“We can never truly thank our veterans enough for their service to our country and community,” said Senator Pennycuick. “This event is a small token of gratitude that carries a big message: we wouldn’t be the nation we are without our veterans. I am pleased so many of our veterans were able to participate and be recognized for their heroic acts.”

Sen. Tracy Pennycuik talks with a veteran.

Veterans also enjoyed patriotic songs performed by the Upper Perkiomen High School Women’s Choir and the National Anthem performed by Upper Perkiomen High School student, Autumn Alderfer. Attendees were also able to obtain veteran identification cards from the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds.

Various organizations were available to provide veterans with various information and services including: Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds, Montgomery County Veterans Affairs, Norristown Vet Center, PA Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor Program, Inc., The Korean War Memorial America-Korea Alliance Peace Park, Valley Forge Military Academy & College, Veterans Brotherhood, Vets For Vets Healthcare, state Rep. Milou Mackenzie (R-Bethlehem), state Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks), and state Rep. Donna Scheuren (R-Gilbertsville).

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Sen. Pennycuick and Rep. Mackenzie to Host Senior Expo Sept. 15

From a press release 

In their continuing effort to improve the quality of life for older residents in the region, Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R- Montgomery/Berks) and Rep. Milou Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) will co-host a Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, September 15.

The free event will take place at the Upper Perkiomen Valley YMCA, 1399 Quakertown Road in Pennsburg, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Helping our seniors and their caregivers connect with important services and resources is crucial,” said Pennycuick. “Seniors are often unaware of the many programs and services available to them. Our expo will allow seniors to ask questions, engage with others, and even receive free health screenings. I look forward to meeting and engaging with all our attendees!”

“There are many programs and services available in our area to help seniors and their caregivers, but it can be difficult and time consuming to track down all of the necessary information,” said Mackenzie. “Our expo makes it easier and more convenient by bringing everyone together in one place. I encourage seniors to make plans to join us on Sept. 15 and take advantage of this opportunity.”

The senior expo will feature dozens of exhibitors from nonprofit agencies; local and state organizations; and area businesses that will provide information on benefits and services available to older residents on a wide range of topics, including health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government, and personal safety.

SEPTA will also be there to help with Senior Fare Key Card applications.

In addition, there will be free health screenings, a light lunch, door prizes, and much more.