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Military Veterans Resource Center to sponsor Military Day at the Franklin County Fair


COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 12, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center is sponsoring Military Day at the 100th running of the Franklin County Fair Thursday, July 20.

Military and veterans with proper identification will get into the fair free that day. Otherwise, daily admission is $7 (children 2 and under are free). Most attractions and performances are free with admission (excluding select grandstand events, rides, games and food). Parking is free throughout the fairgrounds.

The USO of Central and Southern Ohio is hosting a Military Zone at the fair. Members of the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army and Coast Guard will have military vehicles and other types of equipment on display. There will be multiple opportunities for the general public to engage and interact with military members throughout the day.

The fair is celebrating its 100th run with a historical exhibit at the Historical Village Museum. Other activities that day include a petting zoo, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Kids Tent, a historical scavenger hunt, Nojoe’s Circus, Ham Bone Express pig racing, Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur show and more.

A truck pull by the Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit starts at 7 p.m., in the grandstand at a cost of $5 per person. A military color guard will post the colors for the singing of the National Anthem followed by a musical tribute to all branches of the military.

The evening’s musical entertainment will be the Southern Rock Band at 7:30 p.m.

Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. It is based in Columbus and operates four resource centers in Hamilton, Dayton, Columbus and Chillicothe.

For 75 years, the USO has strengthened America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family and loved ones throughout their service to the nation. USO of Central & Southern Ohio (USO CSO) continues that mission today by serving more than 117,000 military and their families annually throughout 65 counties in Ohio, Kentucky & West Virginia.