Jul 29, 2014

Inaugural Venice Veterans Gala 1-26-14

Inaugural Venice Veterans Gala 1-26-14
The Inaugural Venice Veterans Gala will be held Sunday, January 26, 2014   at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S. Venice FL starting at 2PM. 

This event is a "Salute to ALL United States active Military & Veterans with a Special Tribute to the Greatest Generation". 

The gala will feature a USO style 40's swing dance to the music of Lorri Hafer and the Ten O'clock Band, food and beverages, a silent auction, a display of military paraphernalia and classic cars , and much more.  IF you have a classic car or military vehicle you'd like to display email kkdiehl@sbcglobal.net for more information

Simultaneously, the Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the B-17, B-24 and P-51 historic aircraft will be happening at the Venice Municipal Airport. Participants are encouraged to attend both venues.

Event planners are looking for WWII veterans who are interested in attending and participating in the special recognition. Any WWII veteran interested in being part of the celebration at the Venice Veterans Gala, please contact Knights of Columbus member Dick Maier at 941-496-8181 or kofc7052@aol.com.

Proceeds from the Venice Veterans Gala will benefit Veterans Housing of Catholic Charities, a residence for a needy veteran and his or her family, and Catholic Charities programs and services that assist veterans and their families. Proceeds from the gala also will support the Venice Museum and Archives. A small donation will go to the B-26 Marauder Historical Society and the American Rosie the Riveters.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for any organization, business or individual who wants to acknowledge and demonstrate appreciation for all active military & veterans.For more information about becoming a sponsor of the Venice Veterans Gala, please call Catholic Charities at 941-488-5581 or email arroyo@dioceseofvenice.org

Tickets ($12 pp) are now available at SunTrust Bank located at 200 South Nokomis Avenue in Venice or by visiting www.catholiccharitiesdov.org.

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