Aug. 17 picnic in Bellingham to honor WWII veterans

World War II veterans are invited to a picnic in their honor Aug. 17 at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road. The event is hosted by the manor and by various veteran organizations.

Veterans of U.S. and Allied forces who served from 1940 to 1945, and their guests, are encouraged to reserve a spot by Aug. 1. The event will feature a 1940s-style lunch from noon to 3 p.m., plus music and free drawings.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Disabled American Veterans, Bellingham Chapter 19.

To RSVP, contact Joel Douglas at Lairmont Manor, 360-734-8191, or Gene Goldsmith, 360-384-2484 or genegoldsmith@comcast.net.