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Veterans Stand Down to be held at fairgrounds Friday

A Veterans Stand Down event is scheduled Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion, located at 58892 Saulser Road, St. Helens. The event is geared toward veterans and family members who may have questions for service providers about topics such as homelessness, mental health, job placement, compensation and education, among others. Additionally, a variety of groups and organizations that work with veterans will be at the event. All veterans who attend have the option to receive a computerized eye exam courtesy of the St. Helens Lions Club, according to a flyer about the event. “Come meet other Veterans, have a good meal, find out what is new and available for you in our county for active duty and veterans,” the flyer states. To donate, volunteer or for more information, call 503-366-7163.