TOP PHOTO: Campbell County Veteran’s Affairs Director Shane Prater, left, spoke at the Jellico Veteran’s Breakfast on Saturday. Left to right, Shane Prater, Allen Douglas former commissioner from Jellico, fifth district commissioners Derrick Sharp and Tyler King.

By Charlotte Underwood 

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – The quarterly Jellico Veterans Breakfast was held Saturday morning, September 9th, at Crouches Creek Baptist Church in Jellico. 

Sponsors of the Jellico breakfast were UBank and McDonalds. 

Campbell County Veteran’s Affairs Director Shane Prater was the guest speaker for the event.  

He spoke about benefits that some veterans were not aware of and also talked about veterans using the county annex building in Jellico. Prater is available in Jellico once a week to be able to work with veterans so it “would be more convenient for them.”

At the breakfast, Ed Housley talked about the Vietnam Veterans Association and how area veterans could join. 

County mayor Jack Lynch and several commissioners attended as well.

“Saturday’s Veteran Appreciation Breakfast was great with great volunteers,” County Mayor Jack Lynch said. 

There have been two veteran’s breakfasts in Jellico and the “hope is for it to grow.”

Campbell County Vice Mayor Randy Brown, Campbell County veteran Michelle Kellogg, County Commissioner Zach Marlow and County Mayor Jack Lynch attended Saturday’s Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast in Jellico.

“The commission and myself believe this is the right thing to do. I think it is wonderful to recognize our Campbell County veterans. It gives them a time to meet and greet their friends, get information, and entertainment for just a little while. I also want them to know they are not forgotten, and Campbell County has freedom because of their sacrifice,” Lynch said. 

The next Jellico breakfast is Saturday, December 9th and will be sponsored by Senator Ken Yager.  

Doors open at 8 am. Military veterans and their guests are invited to attend. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/11/2023-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF MAYOR JACK LYNCH)