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Bilirakis and Tony Orlando (!) in East Lake



Tony_orlando_and_dawn_2 U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will host his second annual Military Day and Veterans' Resources Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at East Lake High School , 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs (actually, it's the East Lake  area).

Veterans can get claims assistance, help with education benefits, employment services, housing, social services and on-site medical and dental care. Activities for kids are planned.

Recording artist and veterans advocate Tony Orlando will perform. For all you youngsters reading the Buzz, Orlando is perhaps best known as the lead singer for Billboard’s top song of 1973 - Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree. Bilirakis met Orlando a few years ago at a Greek convention in Las Vegas and the two struck up a conversation about veteran’s affairs. Orlando also appeared at Bilirakis’ inaugural veterans'  fair.

- Rita Farlow, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:32am]


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