Masker’s Orchard, located at 45 Ball Rd. in Warwick, again this year hosted a ‘Veterans Day’ outing for veterans from the James J. Peters Veterans Medical Center of the Bronx. The specially equipped bus was donated by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Owner George Vurno welcomed all of the veterans and they all enjoyed apple picking, cider, pie & hot dogs.
Pictured (front row, from left) are: Edward Bradley; Manuel Natal; Robert Bess; Walter Sencenic; Jessie Phillips; who recently competed in the wheelchair games bowling; & air pistol competitions in San Diego, CA, & Fray Fuller. Also in the photo are George, therapy aide Andy, bus drive Renee, volunteer Charlie & Steve Kelly. The remaining people in the photo declined to be identified, saying, ‘They were just there to share in a great day with their loved ones.’ (Photo provided)