AMVETS Post 21 is hosting Hometown Hero Salute, a fundraiser to benefit the first responders of Hancock County, from noon to 6 p.m. July 27 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

Vendors and crafters will be located from noon to 4 p.m. in the Legacy building. Booth rentals are still available for $30. Anyone interested in participating should contact Jenny Miracle-Turner via email at amvetsevents@yahoo.com.

A cornhole tournament will also be held, open to any two-person team for a $10 registration fee. There will be cash prizes for the top two teams. To register, contact Brent Palmer at the above email address.

There will be K-9 demonstrations by both the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Findlay Police Department, and the Findlay Fire Department will have an engine on display. Also available for public viewing will be the Hidden in Plain Sight trailer from the sheriff’s office, a display from the Hancock County Underwater Search and Rescue Team and the Command Vehicle. A deputy will be offering children’s identification and fingerprinting.

There will also be a dunk tank, games and activities for children.

A barbecue chicken dinner featuring chicken leg quarters, cheesy potatoes, cole slaw and dessert will be available for $8 per person.

All proceeds will benefit first responders and will be used for emergency trauma kits which are vital to the treatment of gunshot and/or knife wounds; equipment for the training and protection of the K-9 units; and assisting with equipment needs for firefighters.

There is no fee to attend, but donations will be accepted.

Hometown Hero Salute is a collaboration of all entities within the AMVETS including the veterans, ladies auxiliary, the Sons group, the Riders and the Junior AMVETS.

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