Irregardless of our political situation at home, our troops overseas and their families, always deserve the best support we can provide. For the past two years, this event gave comfort to many local families whose loved ones are serving overseas in the cause of freedom. Thanks to a great outpouring of community support, it was hugely successful. This yearâs event promises to be even better.
While the sacrifice of the men and women in our nationâs armed forces is clear, what many in our community donât know is that families of our servicemen and service women suffer even beyond the separation and the worry. Many families lose their breadwinner, and often take a large pay cut in service to our country. Sometimes it takes months for military pay to even be received as training, locations, and deployments change, leaving families to subsist on savings, borrowings, and kindness. Some families find themselves behind in rent, or leaving important bills unpaid while their loved ones selflessly serve our country.
Proceeds of this event will replenish an assistance fund used to help local military families in their time of need.
It also will provide entertainment, moral support, and inspiration. Most importantly it will provide cheer and personal contact via an Internet Video Conferencing System that will allow our troops stationed overseas to see, hear, and interact with their loved ones left behind.
On behalf of our local military families, and the members of the Chico National Guard, I ask for your support.
You can support our troops 3 ways:
1. Buy tickets to the event
2. Make a donation of goods and services for the silent auction
3. Make a cash donation.
Details are below. Thank you for your consideration. Anthony
Support Our Troops
A Red White and Blue Christmasâ¦The 3rd Annual Northern California Holiday Fundraiser to assist the Chico National Guard Families
â¢ Emceed by Bruce Sessions, KPAY Radio
â¢ Tri Tip dinner with the Soldiers families, catered by Larry Juanarena (Pat and Larryâs Steak House)
â¢ Fundraising Silent Auction
â¢ Guest Speakers – Entertainment, and more.
When and Where:
Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave. Chico Tuesday December 19th 2006 6PM -11PM
Tickets are $30 per person
Tickets are available at:
â¢ California Water Service 222 Whitman Ave. Chico (Next to Costco)
â¢ Wittmeier Auto Center, Forest Ave next to Wal-Mart in Chico
â¢ Diamond W. Western Wear 181 E. 2nd, Street, Chico
â¢ Coldwell Banker, 7030 Skyway, Paradise
Donations can be made out to âChico National Guard Family Assistanceâ? and dropped off at California Water Service Company 222 Whitman Ave Chico or at Tri Counties Bank, All Chico Locations.
If you have a donation for the silent auction, they’ll be happy to come by and pick it up. Email Sgt. Douglas Shaw at: