The Wisconsin Veterans Home in King will hold its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18.
Family friendly activities will include music by the Charlie Justmann Band in the Quadrangle bandstand and live entertainment in the Alley 5 Bar, as well as a Civil War encampment, boat rides on the “Chief Waupaca” courtesy of Clear Water Harbor, an art show, antique car and military vehicle displays, miniature golf and more.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
This year’s open house will showcase the Veterans Home’s people and organizations.
Veterans Home staff will be available with information about admissions, medical services, activities, employment and volunteer opportunities. Guests will be able to tour the grounds, where they may see firsthand the amenities and services available to the members, many that are exclusive to King and not offered at other long-term care facilities.
Representatives from veteran service organizations will be on hand to provide information about their role, both at King and across the nation.
People will also be able to visit the Marden Memorial Center, including its wood shop, ceramics shop, museum, bowling alley, social room, movie theater, gift shop and coffee shop, all overlooking Rainbow Lake.
“Wisconsin is the very best state in the nation for veterans and Wisconsin Veterans Homes are a big part of taking care of our veterans. King is not only a Veterans Home that provides the best care possible for our military heroes, but also a unique community that provides much more to its members than a typical healthcare facility. I encourage everyone to visit and see just what makes the King experience special,” said John A. Scocos, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.