The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Retiree Appreciation Days

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  • About 600 people attended the Health and Information Fair Saturday at Nutter Field House on Fort Leonard Wood. The fair wrapped up the two-day Retiree Appreciation Days on Friday and Saturday.
    Darlene Kelley of Retirement Services estimated that about 90 information booths were set up at the fair. Booths representing hospital agencies numbered about 30, according to Phyllis Jones of General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. The hospital also gave 111 flu shots.
    The Life Care Center of Waynesville provided bingo and also brought a contingent of Young Marines who held a ceremony recognizing Grandparents Day. One Young Marine read a poem for the retirees, and later the retirees enjoyed cake.The Young Marines are open to ages 8-18.
    Sgt. Dan Crain of Troop I of the Missouri Highway Patrol brought the patrol's “rollover” demonstration, and three therapy dogs from the Pet Therapy organization.
    Friday included a golf tournament at Piney Valley Golf Course, a bus tour of the post, a retirement ceremony at Lincoln Hall Auditorium and the Retiree Dinner at the Pershing Community Center.
    Saturday started with a breakfast at the St. Robert American Legion Hall, then registration at Abrams Theater. The Health and Information Fair wrapped the day's events, with door prize giveaways the last order of business.
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