In an effort to provide important information to area veterans, state Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/ Northampton) is hosting a veterans information expo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22 (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Diamond Fire Company Bingo Hall, 110 Main St., Walnutport.

The event is open to veterans from all wars and women who worked in factories that produced munitions and war supplies during World War II. Certificates will also be presented to veterans who provide their information to Harhart's office in advance of the expo by going online at www.JulieHarhart.com and clicking on the "Veterans Information Expo" banner, or by calling her Slatington office at 610-760-9805.

Some of the information shared with veterans during the expo will assist veterans with obtaining information and initiating compensation claim work and pensions; provide enrollment information and applications for the VA Hospital; and provide information on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Veterans will also have the opportunity to learn about the VA's mobile veteran service van, Honor Flight Philadelphia, Hope for Veterans, veterans employment opportunities and the Veterans Mentor Program.

Harhart offers her monthly veterans outreach hours the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on alternating months at her Northampton and Slatington district offices. May's visit will be held in the Northampton office on May 1. Appointments are necessary. Contact the Northampton District office at 610-502-2701 for schedule availability.