A group of area business owners came together to thank veterans. Operation Thank A Vet is set for tomorrow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 in Kemptville. A total of 65 gift baskets will be handed out to veterans.  

Pete Rainville, Spencerville resident and owner of Flying Canoe Hard Cider, says the businesses are all part of a Facebook Group focused on community involvement.

He noted Craig McCormick, who runs Crackle Pop Kindling, came up with the idea. Rainville explained around 15 businesses offered up goods for the baskets. 

Volunteers are filling the baskets today with locally made products, including coffee, tea, baked goods and hard cider. 

Rainville says it’s just a small way to thank veterans for what they did for their country. He noted the goal is to make Operation Thank A Vet an annual initiative.