Since 2008, Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, has helped thousands of Veterans get the VA Disability Benefits they deserve. The firm also enjoys giving back to Veterans. Since 2012, the firm has hosted an annual dinner for local Veterans. In the early years, the dinner was a daytime cookout on Veterans Day. However, because the weather on Veterans Day can be so unpredictable, the Jan Dils team pivoted. With the help of the Parkersburg Knights of Columbus, the cookout became a spaghetti dinner and the event became more accessible.
Since 2015, the annual dinner has served Spaghetti instead of hamburgers and hot dogs. Since 2016, the dinner has raised money for Operation Transportation. Operation Transportation is a part of the Walk4Vets Foundation. Since 2011, the Walk4Vets Foundation has raised over $65,000 for local Veterans. Operation Transportation provides free bus passes for Veterans in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
This year, the spaghetti dinner will be held on Thursday, November 8th, from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Parkersburg Knights of Columbus. The dinner is free for Veterans. The cost for non-Veterans is $5.00. The proceeds will benefit Operation Transportation. Children 8 and under eat free with a paying adult.
The event will feature a 50/50 drawing and a raffle. O’Brian’s Catering of Ripley will be helping for the 2nd consecutive year.