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Time to Honor Vernon's Bob Warner - Longtime Volunteer & Iwo Jima Veteran

Mark and Bob Warner at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington. Photo Courtesy of the VRTC
Mark and Bob Warner at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington. Photo Courtesy of the VRTC
Bob Warner, known throughout his years in Vernon as a veteran, a church leader, a sports coach, a politician and as Republican Town Committee Member will be honored at a dinner next month. 

The dinner, sponsored by the town committee, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 at Adams Mill in Manchester. Cocktails are slated for 6 p.m. and dinner an hour later. 

The dinner will have a bi-partisan flavor with Warner's son, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner as the special guest speaker. He is a Democrat who served as governor before being elected to the Senate and is a Rockville High School graduate. 

Bob Warner served in the Marine Corps in World War II and saw action in the Iwo Jima and Guam campaigns. 

He is also know for being a deacon at the First Congregational Church, a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer, the founder of the Vernon Toastmasters and a longtime leader of the Aetna Toastmasters, a Vernon Town Council member, a softball coach and a VRTC member. 

Tickets are $60 per person and include hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert. There will be a cash bar. Checks are payable to the VRTC. 

A donation will be made to Meals-on-Wheels, Cummings said. Attendees must RSVP by Feb. 15 to Patty Noblet - pattyn44@aol.com or 860-875-5487.
carl slicer February 22, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Wishing Bob & his family the best. Mr Warner is a gentleman, a wonderful Veteran and a true Christian. Congratulations Bob. We are proud to know you. Carl.

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