Strang Senior Center welcomes its veterans to an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the facility at 109 Lovell Heights Road. There will be hors d’oevres and live music.
Veterans are encouraged to register in advance by calling the center at 670-6693. Veterans may also submit service photographs to be copied for the center’s display board. The center is also in need of donations for goody bags to be given to the veterans, including toiletries, notepads and other small items.
The open house is being held in connection with the display of the Wall that Heals in Knoxville, Oct. 4-8. The Wall that Heals is a half replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. The memorial travels throughout the country and will be on display at Berry Lynnhurst Cemetery in Fountain City. Knox Veterans and Senior Services director Robert “Buzz” Buswell worked closely with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and others, including the Vietnam Veterans of America Capt. Bill Robertson Chapter 1078, in bringing the memorial to Knoxville.
Strang Senior Center is one of six Knox County centers offering services to those 50 and older. Lauren Monahan is the Strang Center coordinator, a job she has held for 18 years. The center has a full slate of programs and activities, including educational seminars, arts instruction, cards, movement classes, including belly dancing and tai chi and more. Info: knoxcounty.org/seniors/strang.