10 Years…3,000 Care Packages…Many Thanks
We are so proud of our project and so thankful for your support over the past ten years. People and businesses from Rochester to Baudette have faithfully donated time, items and money to ensure that this project is funded. We have touched so many lives with your help and we hope to continue this mission. We have sent 20 care packages each month for ten years with that number increasing to 80 packages during December — each with a hand-written letter expressing our gratitude for their sacrifices. Over the years, the “Adopt A Troop” program has provided gifts to families of deployed soldiers during the holiday season. In addition we have been able to help several troop families with emergency situations including car repairs, roof leaks, snow removal, lawn care, and so much more.
Our auxiliary is very proud of this project and wish that we could share with each of you the hundreds of cards, the calls, the visits, and the letters of thanks that are received from soldiers as well as their families — telling us that at times these packages are a life line reminding them that someone still remembers — someone still cares.
Please join us for the annual spaghetti dinner and auction event hosted by the VFW 428 Auxiliary. It is with your help and generosity that we will be able to continue to acknowledge those that put their lives on the line for us each day — sacrificing that which we take for granted in our daily lives here at home. THANK YOU — in advance for all you have done — this success story is because of your support.
Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Event
VFW Granite Post 428
9 – 18th Avenue North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
March 9, 2013
Dinner starting at 4:00 p.m.
$7.00 per plate
SCHEDULE OF AUCTION EVENTS:
Silent Auction 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Live auction 8:00 p.m.
Live Music by: PAULETTE CARLSON (Highway 101 Band), ROLLIE AND MR. NASHVILLE
All proceeds benefit the TROOP CARE PACKAGE PROJECT and EMERGENCY HELP fund for families of deployed American troops. We are accepting donations for the auctions — items or monetary contributions are invited. In addition, we hope that you accept our invitation and bring your family to enjoy the dinner. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the VFW Post 428, Auxiliary address above c/o Becky Carlson. If you have questions or for more information contact Becky Carlson at 320-656-0391.