2019 Sandhills Purple Heart Dinner .
2019 Sandhills Purple Heart Dinner
Each year we host a dinner at Crown Coliseum to honor Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star Mothers and the families of those KIA/POW. The Purple Heart Association raises funds via fundraisers, sponsorships, and donors to pay for the meals of the honorees plus 2 family members. We also sell tickets to the public to attend this event. At the 2018 event we had over 1100 people in attendance. That includes 167 Purple Heart Recipients, 1 Medal of Honor winner, 14 Gold Star Mothers, and several families of those who were KIA/POW. We honor the Purple Heart recipients with a Walk of Honor, a small token of appreciation and a slide show that details their awards and accomplishments. The dinner has moment of Silence for the Missing Man table and Chair ceremony.
Our Gold Star Mothers and Families of the KIA/POW are honored as well with the committee recognizing their loved one who has paid the ultimate sacrifice. All Mothers are honored with a corsage and small token of appreciation.
Photos from the 2018 Dinner can be viewed at:
And the webpage advertising the 2019 dinner
The Committee has started the planning for the 2019 dinner and part of that is reaching out to local businesses to ask if you would consider sponsoring the dinner or donating an item that could be raffled off at our fundraiser June 2019. We are a 501C3 and the donation is tax deductible, our 501C-3 Number is 46-1107706.
Raffle River has helped 2019 Sandhills Purple Heart Dinner
Andrea Tebbe, Main Contact
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