Zabel to host free picnic for local veterans

DREXEL HILL, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Mike Zabel will host a free picnic for local veterans from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at Penn Pines Park. Veterans can meet for the picnic near the intersection of Hilldale Road and Providence Road, Upper Darby.

“Our veterans have been indispensable in the service of our nation, state and community,” Zabel said. “We wanted to host an event to honor our veterans for the sacrifices and contributions they have made.”

Veterans are asked to reserve a spot at the picnic by contacting Zabel’s offices in Drexel Hill or Clifton Heights. Veterans can RSVP by calling 484-200-8262 or 484-200-1563. They can also RSVP by emailing

Zabel’s staff will take precautions in hosting the event in order to protect the safety of the public. Veterans are asked to wear a mask when picking up their bagged lunch, which they can either take with them or eat on-site. The event will be hosted outside, in order to avoid gathering in an enclosed place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Zabel and his staff will be on hand to answer questions and help with any state-related matters.