CORNING - Rod Magasse, a Korean era veteran, was just one of nearly 30 veterans who enjoyed lunch Saturday at the Corning American Legion.

“It’s a great time,” Magasse said. “I really enjoy it. This is the second time I’ve come here and it’s always a lot of fun.”

Wade Hall, a recreation therapist at the Bath VA, said dinners like this event are very important to veterans at the VA.

“It’s a nice change of pace. It gets veterans out of campus,” Hall said. “It’s a great time for all of them.”

Diane Gridley, a member of the Corning American Legion Women's Auxiliary, who has held the annual event for more than the past five years, said it is just great to see the veterans enjoying their lunch. 

“It’s honor, pleasure and entertainment for the VA veterans,” said Melissa Bower-Schilberger, a veteran and a member of the Women's Auxiliary

Hall said the Corning American Legion Women's Auxiliary has held the lunch/dinner for years and it has been a great success.

“Veterans at the VA look forward to events like this,” Hall said. “It’s always a lot of fun. About 30 veterans came to (Saturday's) event, and everyone enjoyed their time.”