Veterans Home Residents and Families Celebrate at Annual Family Picnic

Friday, May 11, 2018
Perryville Elks cooking the meat for the Missouri Veterans Home annual Veterans and Family Picnic

The Missouri Veterans Home- Cape Girardeau fed over 500 at their annual Veterans and Family Picnic on May 5. Meat was provided by the Perryville Elks Lodge #2701 and entertainment for the Veterans and their families was provided by The Dinner Singer, Donnie Faulkner of Energy, IL. Volunteer Services also provided face painting and a bounce house for the children.

“Our residents really look forward to this event each year, “said Kristen Pind, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, “they love inviting all of their family members to enjoy the sunshine, the wonderful food provided by our food services and the Perryville Elks and the fun activities for the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our staff and volunteers put a lot of work into making this event happen for our Veterans and it shows with the growth we experience each year in attendance.”

The picnic is held annually on the first Saturday in May.

For more information on how to volunteer or our future events please contact Kristen Pind, Supervisor of Volunteer Services at 573-986-4040 or

A child enjoying the free face painting by volunteers at the Missouri Veterans home annual Veterans and Family Picnic

The Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Service Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call 573-751-3779 or visit us online at

The Dinner Singer, Donny Faulkner, entertaining the Veterans and their families at the Veterans and Family Picnic
Children drawing with chalk at the annual Missouri Veterans Home Veteran and Family Picnic
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