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Vet Fest Takes Place On Saturday, November 18th

WHAT:  Vets Fest: Connecting Central Florida Veterans to the VA Benefits they have earned.

WHO:  All veterans are invited. Rep. Scott Franklin, General James S. “Hammer” Hartsell, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director; David Dunning, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Executive Director will be in attendance.

WHY:  Event will assist veterans connect with services.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:  Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805

LAKELAND, FL - Vet Fest will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vet Fest is a community event to inform veterans of available resources and provide on-site support from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other veterans service organizations (VSO). The event will include enrollment/eligibility, toxic exposure screening, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) claims assistance and education tables to include Women’s Health, Mental Health/Suicide Prevention, Vet Center, Environmental Health Registries, Clinical Contact Center, Whole Health, Homeless Program and Social Workers.

The event will include representatives from James A. Haley VA Hospital who will be on hand to provide their support and services. Parking and admission are free. No advance registration or sign-up is required. Members of the press are welcome to promote in advance and attend the event.


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 115 years ago. 

For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please visit www.lakelandgov.net.  Citizens are also invited to follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat and Nextdoor.  Citizens can find the City of Lakeland on these social media platforms by searching lakelandgov. 



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