Area lawmakers attend Mattawan Lions Club Senior and Veteran Expo

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker on Monday joined Sen. Margaret O’Brien and Rep. Beth Griffin to host the annual Mattawan Lions Club Senior and Veteran Expo.

Every May, the lawmakers partner with the Lions Club to connect Southwest Michigan seniors and veterans with organizations and businesses that can provide products and services important to them. Many organizations have a staff member or representative on hand to showcase how their company or organization can assist seniors or veterans. Some even offer free testing or samples.

“This event has continued to grow since it began over a decade ago and is now one of the biggest events of its kind in Southwest Michigan,” said Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. “Our seniors and veterans are respected members of this state and the expo serves as an opportunity to give back and to express our gratitude for all they have given to us.

“I was happy to be a part of yet another successful year, and I would like to thank my colleagues and all who attended.”

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Photo caption one: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, joins Sen. Margaret O’Brien, Portage, and Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan, in welcoming guests to the 2017 Mattawan Lions Club Senior and Veteran Expo.

Photo caption two: Area residents gather around one of the many booths at the Mattawan Lions Club Senior and Veteran Expo.