LABELLE -- Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual LaBelle Veterans Memorial Park Benefit for Oct. 9. This annual benefit is officially going to be held in October each year and promises to be another great day to celebrate our Veterans and help our Veterans Park.
There will be a ceremony at the Veterans Park starting at 10 a.m. with the American Legion Riders escorting the attendees back to the LaBelle VFW for the Benefit.
Again, this year the benefit will feature a great smoked pork steak dinner accompanied by potato casserole, baked beans, and a brownie, all for only a $10 donation. Some of the other activities will include a 50/50, with community donated prizes drawn through-out the day. A dessert raffle will be held throughout the day and entertainment by Steve White. Dinners will be served starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, the 9 of October.
This benefit has been a joint community project co-sponsored by the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10100, American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144 for over ten years. Formerly named the Fallen Heroes Benefit in remembrance of Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland and Chief Warrant Officer Robert Hammett Jr., two local men killed in action 2008, for which this benefit was started and will always be honored and remembered..
The funds raised after the first benefit have 100% been donated to the LaBelle Veterans Memorial Park for maintenance and purchasing of flags and monuments that are now in place at the park.
The LaBelle Veteran’s Park Committee would like to thank the many people that have helped form and build this special place, a place to remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much and continued to do so for our freedom.
To carry on this community project we still need your continued support. Anyone needing information on the benefit should call 863-675-8300 or 863-675-8008. Tickets are available in advance at the American Legion 130 and the VFW 10100.