Nov. 4 is Military Appreciation First Friday in State College

The local community, including the Borough of State College, is joining with Penn State this year in recognizing Military Appreciation Week Nov. 4-12 and encouraging community members to honor and thank those who have served.

The Downtown Improvement District (DID) in State College is holding a Military Appreciation First Friday Nov. 4. Many business partners are participating, including donating a portion of sales generated that night to the Penn State Military Student Fund. Businesses can be identified by a sign in their windows. For more information, visit online.

The following businesses are participating:

  • Animal Kingdom
  • Appalachian Outdoors
  • Barranquero Cafe
  • Beck Psychotherapy
  • Brothers Pizza
  • CVS – E. College Ave.
  • Connections
  • Corner Room
  • Cuts by Christy
  • Douglas Albert Gallery
  • Fitted Cuts
  • Happy Valley Optical
  • ​Harper’s
  • Herlocher Foods
  • Home Reflections
  • Jersey Mikes
  • Kitchen Kaboodle
  • Kung Fu Tea
  • Lion & Cub
  • Lion’s Pride
  • ​Maki Yaki
  • Mamma Mia’s
  • ​Margarita’s Pizzeria
  • McLanahan’s Student Store
  • McLanahan’s Downtown Market
  • Michael’s Silver Scissors
  • Moyer Jewelers
  • ​Nittany Quill
  • Old Main Frame Shop
  • ​Old State Clothing
  • Pita Cabana
  • Qdoba
  • ​Reflections
  • Rinaldo’s Barber Shop
  • Saint’s Cafe
  • Sauly Boy’s
  • S’Hair-Eng Styling Salon
  • Signature Engraving
  • ​Spectacles
  • ​Student Book Store
  • ​Tavern
  • The Apple Tree
  • ​The Branch and the Vine
  • The Clothesline
  • The Diner
  • ​The Makery
  • The Melt Shack
  • ​The State Theatre
  • ​The Waffle Shop
  • Tri Country Oral Facial Surgeons
  • Uncle Eli’s
  • Underground Burger & Crepe
  • Webster’s Bookstore
  • Woodrings Floral Gardens
  • Yallah Taco
  • Your Cigar Den
  • Yummy Cafe
  • ​2000 Degrees

Penn State Military Appreciation in the news

Two military publications have included stories about Military Appreciation Week at Penn State, which spans Nov. 4-13 and includes a number of events.

The Military Advantage Blog – –

Office of Veterans Programs seeks mentors, tutors

The Office of Veterans Programs is looking for Penn State faculty or staff who are veterans, or veterans advocates, to volunteer as mentors and/or tutors for current Penn State student veterans.  For more information, contact Office of Veterans … [Continue reading]

Mayor proclaims Nov. 4-12 Military Appreciation Week

Mayor Goreham reading proclamation

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Seats for Servicemembers donations still being accepted

Although the 7,500 ticket allotment for military has been reached, donations are still being taken to pay for the tickets donated to active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families for the Penn State football game … [Continue reading]

Volunteers sought to help at tailgate

The Military Appreciation Committee is seeking volunteers to serve at the 2016 Penn State Military Appreciation Day Tailgate, scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and … [Continue reading]

Seats for Servicemembers ticket applications now being accepted

Active duty, Guard and Reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families are now able to apply online for free donated tickets to the Penn State -- Iowa game on Saturday, Nov. 5 as part of the Seats for Servicemembers program. In its … [Continue reading]

Save the date

Military Appreciation Day 2016 will be held Saturday, Nov. 5. Details will be posted as they become available. … [Continue reading]

Scenes from Military Appreciation Day, Oct. 3, 2015

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University to welcome roughly 10,000 to Military Appreciation tailgate

Penn State alumni stationed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Penn State will be hold what could be the biggest tailgate in the University’s history this Saturday, as roughly 10,000 people are expected to attend the Military Appreciation tailgate for members of the military and their families. The ticketed … [Continue reading]

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