USI’s Veteran, Military, and Family Resource Center To Host Veteran Family Day


The University of Southern Indiana Veteran, Military, and Family Resource Center will host its annual Veteran Family Day with an inaugural Cruise-In event from 3-7 p.m Saturday, June 29.   This first-of-its-kind event will be held on USI’s campus and is made possible through the coordination of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance-Evansville Chapter, Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding, the Evansville Vet Center and the USI Student Veteran Association.

Family Day, a free community event, will feature a miniature horse petting zoo, inflatable fun zone, a rock wall and cruise-in. In addition to these activities, local veteran’s organizations will host an information fair to distribute materials on services available to veterans. Food will be available for purchase.

“We look forward to the expansion of this event to bring more opportunities to veterans, their families and the community,” said Joel Matherly, assistant director of the Veteran, Military, and Family Resource Center. “It’s our hope to be able to introduce and connect individuals y to a variety of community resources,” Matherly said.

The cruise-in is open to area car clubs or individual owners to display their automobiles from any era. Cruise-in participants will park their cars for display on lots D and E, spectators and attendees are asked to park in lots B and C on the USI campus.

For more information about the event, or to register your organization for the information fair or cruise-in, please sign up on the USI website or contact Josh Jones at