• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Procession of military vets coming to town

A procession of military veterans, led by Patriot Guard Riders, is coming to downtown Versailles for lunch tomorrow (Friday). People in the community are encouraged to welcome the 20 wounded veterans to Versailles by lining Main Street at around noon for their drive to Addie's at the Woodford Inn from the Kmart parking lot on Lexington Road. "Any time we can show them our appreciation for the sacrifices they've made, I think that's great," said Byron Marlowe, executive director of Life Adventure Center (LAC). The veterans are coming to Woodford County to participate in LAC's fifth annual Warrior Adventure Program, a deer hunt organized for combat veterans handling the mental and physical traumas of their wartime military service. "It's an opportunity to reconnect them with other veterans and help them to find different outdoor recreational pursuits," said Marlowe, a combat veteran who served 15 months in Iraq. Anyone interested in having lunch with the visiting combat veterans may contact Life Adventure Center at 873-3271 or barb@lifeadventurecenter.org. Seating is limited. The three-day Warrior Adventure Hunt is being offered to combat veterans at no cost through a partnership of LAC, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry, LG&E and KU.

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