A throwback comedy show coming to Howell will benefit a local chapter that assists veterans-in-need.

The Michigan Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 covers all of Livingston County, South Lyon, and Milford. The organization provides a variety of services and camaraderie for vets, specializing in helping them with disability claims. Senior Vice-Commander for the Michigan DAV, and Chapter 125 Treasurer, Charlie Brock pointed out that there are several areas of disabilities that might not show on the surface. He said that while most people think of people with a disability being in a wheelchair or not being able to walk, this is not always the case. Brock said disabilities can also stem from the effects of Agent Orange, mustard gas, or emotional distress. He says it is important to be able to recognize them and have their doors open to help all the veterans who need it.

The DAV offers a large resource of information, activities, and projects to help in healing as well. Later this fall they are holding a Bob Hope USO Christmas Show at the Historic Howell Theater on December 1st and 2nd. A professional entertainer will put on a performance that harkens back to the shows the legendary comedian put on for troops going back to World War II. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office or at the theater’s web site.

Chapter 125 is also proud to announce that their auxiliary chapter, filled with many non-veterans who still want to help, will be receiving installation and receipt of charter from the National DAV on November 1st at the American Legion in Howell. The local chapter meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the Legion, beginning at 7pm, and membership is open to all veterans - no disability necessary. More information on the Disabled American Veterans can be found online through the link below. (MK)