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"Y Fry" event held to support military families

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) The Armed Services YMCA Y-Fry event kicked off Wednesday evening, honoring the men and women who served.

The community dinner was held at the Comanche County Fairgrounds.

All proceeds went towards the group's various service programs, like the Soldier's closet and their food pantry.

More than anything, the dinner gave the community a chance to connect with area service members and as Carol Herrick with the YMCA explained, it allowed the community to care for them as well.

"There's only so many opportunities for us to thank a service member by sitting down and having a meal with them, she said. So we had over 600 tickets donated by the community for military families to eat for free. And that's pretty special that's why Lawton-Fort Sill is prime example of the Oklahoma Standard."

The event will continue Thursday evening starting at 5 p.m.

Tickets will be $12 at the door, or $10 if purchased before the event.

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