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Veterans and families: Don’t miss the Freedom Festival July 20 !

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RSVP is required for fun filled day at Kanakadea Park

From Hornell Partners for Growth and the Hornell Elks Lodge,

The Hornell Elks Lodge is excited to bring a day of fun and education for our community Veterans and their families. We have partnered with Veterans One Stop and this event has become a 12 County Family Picnic!!

If the event is full, you will be notified via email, and will have the option to request to be put on the Waitlist, in the event that space becomes available. Those on the Waitlist will receive first consideration and priority for participation in future scheduling of the event. We thank you for your patience and understanding during the development and expansion of VOCWNY Peer Support Services.

* 1-716-898-0110 or go to to register

The day will be simple with food, some games for the kids, and vendors from the VA Services, Service organizations, Businesses, and more who provide for our Veterans.
** Free Stearns BBQ Lunch
** Free Deserts
** Free Kids Activities – bounce house – Face Painting –
** Free Water
** Free Federal Recreational Lands Lifetime Pass!! Be sure to bring one of the following: your ID, Drivers Licence with Veteran status

Live Music by Poke the Bear is Provided by the Hornell VFW along with DJ Broadway Bushie filling in during breaks & providing sound!

** Thank you to the following additional Sponsors & Vendors ***
** Hornell Wegmans – Water
** Hornell VFW – Band & DJ
** National Guard – Inflatable Obstacle Course

Veterans are required to pre-register — more information to come on what will happen throughout the day and how to register.

Any organization, business, etc that would like to set up as a vendor to provide free information or products to veterans can email

Please consider supporting this worthy cause and joining us for a day of celebration, camaraderie, and appreciation for our nation’s heroes. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to reserve a vendor booth please request a form by emailing

Together, let’s honor our veterans and make the Elks Lodge 2024 Freedom Festival an event to remember!

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