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 www.FirstFridayStateCollege.com 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 – http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2016/10/free-admission-to-penn-state-iowa-game/

Military.com – http://www.military.com/military-report/penn-state-football-military-appreciation-day.html

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