Center to host vet social gathering

By NIKKI SMITH,

The first event new Veterans Activities Director Patricia Thompson has in the books is a Veteran’s Social Gathering on Thursday, Aug. 17.

The event is for veterans and their spouses to meet other veterans, exchange stories, ask questions, form friendships and just reach out to others.

“The first event is to find out what the community wants, that way I can use my position to try to give them the things that they want,” Thompson said.

She added that they will also discuss the different ways they can use the veterans center as a community.

The gathering will be held at the Petal Center for Seniors and Veterans from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The center is located at 425 E. Central Ave.

Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to all veterans and their families. For more information, call Thompson at 601-909-6887.