Oakley Place Donates To Darke County Veterans

We wanted it to go into an area where people are going to appreciate it and we know the Veterans will ... Sandy Baker

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Oakley Place Donates to Darke County Veterans (L-R) Jim Kammer, Sandy Baker, Allie Paul, Carrie Guillozet and Ted Bruner. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Oakley Place made a special presentation and donation to the Veterans of Darke County. A large patriotic mural and shadow boxes will be on display at the Veterans Building located on the grounds of The Great Darke County Fair.

“We wanted it to go into an area where people are going to appreciate it and we know the Veterans will,” said Oakley Place Community Relations Director, Sandy Baker. “Being at the fair this year and knowing that that Veterans building is out there we came up with the idea that it could be utilized there the way it should be.”

Oakley Place Executive Director Allie Paul, Community Relations Director Sandy Baker, and Activities Director Carrie Guillozet made the presentation with American Legion members Ted Bruner (Greenville Post 140) and Jim Kammer (Ansonia Post 353) accepting the donation from Oakley Place.

“It is always a great honor when a company or individuals make a donation as precious as this is to Veterans that we can put in the Veterans building at the fairgrounds to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and received distinguished medals,” said Bruner. “It’s nice that Veterans get recognized for everything they have done and the sacrifices they have made.”

“Oakley Place was built in 1997 and we honor our Veterans here at Oakley Place,” Baker stated. “We also take VA Disability and every year we accommodate them, even the outside to come into the building, have special dinner on Veterans Day – we wanted this to go somewhere to keep this going.”