â€śThank you, thank you, thank you,â€ť said Mayor Fleck to the veterans in the standing-room-only crowd at the Peabody Library Sunday afternoon.
The Salute to Veterans this year, with a theme of â€śThe Places Iâ€™ve Seenâ€ť was held at the libraryâ€™s new stage area in the basement.
â€śFreedom isnâ€™t free,â€ť said Fleck, â€śVeterans are the ones who paid the price.â€ť
Janet Scank, director of the library, acted as emcee, introducing the all-local talent at this yearâ€™s event.
Three churches will open their doors to host Thanksgiving services next week. The public is invited to attend any of the services.
Two groups are also planning Thanksgiving dinners for those who have nowhere to go or are unable to afford Thanksgiving dinner
Author of â€śMistaken Identity,â€ť Newell Cerak, will be the headliner for the Whitley County Youth For Christ (YFC) â€ś2010 Piece Rallyâ€ť at the Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert available.
Cerak is the father of Whitney Cerak, a Taylor University student who survived a tragic automobile accident in 2006, but was mistakenly identified as another student.