Veteran Events starting up in Mesa County

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email


Oct. 17, 2012: Mesa County Veterans Upward Bound.
• Veterans are free.
• 10 a.m.
• If you are interested in returning to school or want more information, stop by the Vet Center at 2472 F Road Unit #16.

Oct. 27, 2012: Halloween Dance Salute to the troops
• Costumes are optional.
• There will be a chocolate baking contest, silent auction and door prizes.
• A costume contest will take place. It is $15 per person or $25 per couple.
• The dance will be at 1247 Post 1404 Ute Ave.
• For more information, call 970-523-4217.

Oct. 30, 2012: Grand Junction VA Medical Center Parks Pass Distribution
• In the main lobby from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• This event is for disabled veterans.

Nov. 2, 2012: Veterans Stand Down
• It will be held at First Congregational Church at 1425 North 5th Street at 9 a.m.
• The services provided will include haircuts and medical care.
• Job search assistance, a hot meal and DOD clothing will also be provided, along with transportation.
• The Grand Valley Transit will be free.
• Eligibility is open to all veterans who need any assistance.
• For any questions or information, call Lisa Strauss at 970-242-7301.

Nov. 9, 2012: Cookie Distribution
• In the main lobby at 11:30 a.m.
• Provided by Choice Hotels

Nov. 9, 2012: Military Ball
• Hosted by SVA at Colorado Mesa University
• Two Rivers Convention Center will have the ball and it will be at 6 p.m.

Nov. 10, 2012: Veterans Day Parade
• Will take place at R-5 High School parking lot at 1 p.m.
• No entry fee

Nov. 11, 2012: Wreath Ceremony
• The Fleet Reserve Organization will host this event at the Blue Heron Boat Ramp at 9 a.m.
• In the Redlands Parkway
• For more information, call Jim Tarr at 970-778-0232

Nov. 11, 2012: Veterans Day Ceremony
• At the Western Slope War Memorial Park in Fruita
• At 11 a.m.

Nov. 11, 2012: Flag retirement
• The State Color Guard will be hosting this at 1 p.m.

Nov. 11, 2012: The Veterans Day Salute
• Presented by the Intermediate students to honor U.S. veterans

Nov. 11, 2012: Flag retirement
• State Color Guard will be hosting this event at the Fountains.
• At 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 12, 2012: 12th Annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Day
• At 5 p.m.

Nov. 12, 2012: “I Love America” musical program by Shelledy Elementary School 3rd Grade
• At Fruita Civic Center at 1 p.m.

Nov. 14, 2012: Cookie Distribution
• At the main lobby
• Provided by the American Legion
• Begins at 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 15, 2012: Salvation Army big push for turkeys

Nov. 30, 2012: Salvation Army coat drive

Dec. 1, 2012: Salvation Army Harley Ride

Dec. 8, 2012: Salvation Army’s stuff the truck at Wal-mart

Dec. 11, 2012: CLC Toys for Tots
• Presentation by HHV at 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 12, 2012: Cookie Distribution
• In main lobby and is provided by the American Legion
• At 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 15, 2012: Wreaths across America
• Hosted by Patriot Guard Riders
• At the Veteran Memorial Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Dec. 19/20, 2012: Salvation Army Holiday Food Box Distribution

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