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HARRISON TWP. — The Annual Veterans’ Picnic will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

This year, the picnic will feature a special “thank you” for all Vietnam vets, who will receive special recognition and a heartfelt “Welcome Home.”

The free picnic is open to everyone, not only veterans.

There will be a drop off for unopened toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. There will also be a collection point for “Socks for Soldiers,” so bring warm, white athletic socks to donate.

Do you have an old, worn American flag? You can drop it off at the picnic so it gets disposed of according to the flag protocol.

In addition to military artifacts and vehicles, a classic car show and information booths, there will be entertainment from Greg Armstrong, Jay Gentile and Michael Jones.

Local author John “Soup” Campbell will do readings from his book about Gloucester County residents killed in Vietnam, “They Were Ours.”

There will be a reading of a Vietnam War commemorative poem by William Price, author of “The Revolutionists.”

The picnic is from 12 noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at the 4-H Fairgrounds, Route 77, south of Mullica Hill.

For more information, contact Bernadette Blackstock at 856-694-1355 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..