Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board, will hold his 8th Annual Thank You Dinner for all Town of Verona Veterans and their families on Sunday, November 11th from 5pm to 6pm at the Verona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6811 (4928 Spring Rd.) in Verona.  “I have great admiration for Veterans and thought this would be a nice way to thank them once again,” said Scherz.

“The last seven years I’ve held this event, there was a good turnout. It is always great to see Veterans of various ages attend, share their stories with each other, and even make some new friends. This year, though, we will miss a friend of the Scherz family for over 40 years, WWII Veteran, Louie Trunko, who recently passed away. I want folks to know that as with last seven years I’ve held this dinner, no town funds are being used for it whatsoever as this is not a government-based event.  Rather, I am personally covering the cost because this is just something I thought would be nice to do again. My family always looks forward to this annual event. We even have a surprise special guest lined up to attend. So, if you’re a Veteran from the Town of Verona, I sure hope to see you and your family at my Thank You Dinner!”

While reservations are not required, Veterans who plan on attending are asked to contact Fritz at and/or (315) 363-3509 by November 8th so he can better plan on how much food to have. Plus, if folks have any food allergies, Fritz wants to plan accordingly. For more information on Fritz, go to:, Fritz’s Twitter feed at:, and/or his blog at:

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