Community Event VFW Post 3783
Charlene Pulsonetti - Ramona Home Journal • Thu, Apr 04, 2019 Fundraiser To Benefit Gold Star Kids Program The Special Liberty Project, founded in 2016 by Ramona residents Cory and Jessica Merritt,
Fundraiser To Benefit Gold Star Kids Program
The Special Liberty Project, founded in 2016 by Ramona residents Cory and Jessica Merritt, was recently presented with a check for $500 from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 Auxiliary to benefit their nonprofit organization.
On April 11, the Special Liberty Project and the VFW will team up to host a teriyaki dinner fundraiser at the Post, 2247 Kelly Ave., with seatings at 6 and 7 p.m. Dinner is $10, and will include teriyaki chicken, rice, stir-fried vegetables, pot stickers and a special dessert.
Proceeds from the event will support the Special Liberty Project’s Gold Star Corps program, which focuses on providing mentorship to children of fallen service members.
Since the nonprofit’s inception, it has served veterans around San Diego County, and recently opened a branch in Arizona.
Jessica Merritt says that they were inspired to create the Gold Star Corps program during an event last year that took wounded veterans on a turkey hunt in Julian. Her two children, who went along on the hunt, formed bonds with the participants, and she realized that while they had a father who would return from service and take them on recreational outings, not every child had that opportunity.
“It sparked an interest to create a program for kids that won’t have the chance to do those things again,” she says.
Fishing, camping and wood-working are just some of the planned activities, with Gold Star kids pairing up with veterans as their mentors. Logistics for their next outing are in the works, but Merritt says it will take place locally.
To make a dinner reservation, contact the VFW at 760-789-7888. Visit www.speciallibertyproject.org.
From 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 04/13/2019. the Ramona VFW will host a COMMUNITY SWAP MEET in
From 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 04/13/2019. the Ramona VFW will host a COMMUNITY SWAP MEET in the parking lot of the Ramona Outdoor Community Center. This is intended for community members to sell their used garage sale merchandise. It is FREE TO SHOP at the VFW COMMUNITY SWAP MEET! Contact Rene for more information or to sign up to sell, (619) 971-8266
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ramona Outdoor Community Center (ROCC)
421 Aqua Lane, Ramona CA 92065
Ramona VFW Post 3783 Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt - 1 p.m., Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at VFW Post 3783 property, 2247 Kelly Ave. Early arrival recommended! Zones will be set up
Ramona VFW Post 3783 Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt – 1 p.m., Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at VFW Post 3783 property, 2247 Kelly Ave.
Early arrival recommended!
Zones will be set up for age groups ranging from toddlers to adults. Plastic eggs filled with candy for the children and gold golf balls that can be redeemed for a beverage for the adults.
Photos with the Easter Bunny. Free. Open to the public.