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Salute to the Veterans set for Aug. 4

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Salute to the Veterans

  • When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 4
  • Where: Downtown Colfax, behind Roy Tom’s Plaza
  • Cost: $2 entrance, $8 food
  • Info: David Mark, 530-368-4415

The Colfax Events Association & David Mark will be hosting a patriotic event celebrating those who have served in the U.S. military.

“I’m excited about because this is the first time we’re doing an event like this for veterans,” said Mark. “ There’s only one purpose: The money raised is going for veterans, orphans and widows (of veterans).” Mark has lived in Colfax for about nine years and is very involved in youth events and clubs. He said he has respect for the young because they are our future, and respect for veterans because without them, we would have no future. “Because of veterans we have so many freedoms,” he said. “If they were not there, we wouldn’t be free today.”

Salute to the Veterans will feature the live musical stylings of The 7 Beer Can Band, Tung ‘N’ Groove and Britni Fitzgerald singing the national anthem.

This is a non-alcoholic event with local food vendors, family-friendly and community-minded. All proceeds will be donated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Colfax Chapter.

To make a direct donation to the VFW, send checks to Jess E. Taylor Post 2003, PO Box 1213, Colfax, CA, 95713.