Smullen Thanks all Veterans, Seniors and Community Members Who Attended “Venison for Veterans” Event

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks) sponsored and participated in a very special community event for the veterans and seniors of Montgomery and Fulton counties earlier today. The goals of this event were to thank veterans and seniors for their service to their community and to support veterans in need by donating local venison to them and their families.

“I was very excited to see so many people in attendance today,” said Smullen. “This is the kind of community engagement and selflessness that can change lives. Our veterans and seniors need our help and support, and this event has allowed friends and neighbors to give back in a big way.”

Smullen attended this event alongside Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) and Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C-Schoharie). He would like to thank the law enforcement and first responders who attended, including Sheriff Jeff Smith of Montgomery County and Sheriff Richard Giardino of Fulton County, as well as representatives from the New York state Police, the New York state Environmental Conservation Police, the New York state Forest Rangers, volunteer fire companies from Montgomery and Fulton counties and the City of Johnstown Police.

Smullen would also like to thank all those who helped organize this event, including event coordinators Thomas Georgia and Don Wicksell, all Checkers Out Speedway staff who hosted the event, Andrea Fettinger of the Fulton County Office for the Aging, David Jordan of the Montgomery County Office for the Aging and of course, venison donors Frank Fernandez and Jeremy Cavaretta.

“The turnout today was truly inspiring and I cannot express enough the respect and appreciation I have for everyone who has dedicated so much time and effort to this event’s success. It was an honor to meet and speak with the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our protection day in and day out. Whether veterans, law enforcement or first responders, there are so many courageous leaders in our communities who work to keep us, our families and our freedoms safe from harm. I predict this event will continue to expand each and every year—let’s work together to make sure that happens,” Smullen concluded.