Lee Schumacher and his late wife, Beatrice, are the founders of Vets Freedom Fest in Putnam County. Hillcrest Baptist Church joined with their desire to honor our veterans for their service to our country.
In the photo, left to right are Dianne Bair, Pastor Willie McKinnon and Lee Schumacher holding photos of Beatrice and Richard Bair. These four are the organizers of our event where the entire church and other community volunteers help as well. We want to thank all the organizations who set up booths, individuals who worked in the kitchen or dining room and providers of live music. Thanks to the JROTC and Teenage Republicans along with other volunteers who assisted with parking cars, driving visitors from the parking lot to the dining room with golf carts or emptying trash containers.
Scheduled for the last Saturday every April, we are hopeful that the event will continue to grow in popularity.