DAV fundraiser to sup­port lo­cal vet­er­ans

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - SPE­CIAL TO THE WHIG

— The lo­cal chap­ter of the Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans is ac­cept­ing mon­e­tary do­na­tions while raf­fling off elec­tron­ics to help sup­port com­mu­ni­ty­based ser­vice ini­tia­tives for lo­cal vet­er­ans at area VA med­i­cal cen­ters.

Do­na­tions are be­ing ac­cepted by mem­bers of the Daniel “Doc” Dougherty No. 28 DAV chap­ter of Ce­cil County, who will be at the Golden Cor­ral restau­rant lo­cated at 221 Belle Hill Road in Elk­ton from 3 to 7 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 9, through Sun­day, Nov. 11, lead­ing up to Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night on Mon­day, Nov. 12. Items be­ing raf­fled in­clude a 50-inch widescreen TV, a copy of the Mad­den 2019 video game and an Xbox gam­ing head­set.

DAV and Golden Cor­ral are once again part­ner­ing this year for the 18th an­nual Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night. The evening’s events, held at Golden Cor­ral lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide, will of­fer up free meals to vet­er­ans and ac­tive-duty ser­vice mem­bers, while col­lect­ing do­na­tions to sup­port DAV’s grass­roots ser­vice ini­tia­tives through­out the coun­try.

Since the start of the 17-year tra­di­tion, Golden Cor­ral has served just over 5.3 mil­lion com­pli­men­tary meals and gen­er­ated more than $14.3 mil­lion in guest con­tri­bu­tions for DAV to sup­port com­mu­nity-based ser­vice ini­tia­tives for vet­er­ans. The lo­cal DAV chap­ter will use funds raised dur­ing Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night to sup­port vet­er­ans at the Perry Point and Elsmere, Del., VA med­i­cal cen­ters.

Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night is Golden Cor­ral’s way of say­ing “thank you” to our na­tion’s vet­er­ans and ac­tive-duty ser­vice mem­bers.

The DAV or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded Sept. 25, 1920. The lo­cal chap­ter, Daniel “Doc” Dougherty No. 28, re­ceived its char­ter Aug. 16, 1974. The chap­ter meets the first Thurs­day of each month at 5:30 p.m. at VFW Elk­ton Me­mo­rial Post No. 8175, lo­cated at 208 W. High St. in Elk­ton.

Checks and money or­ders to sup­port the fundraiser can be mailed to DAV Chap­ter 28, P.O. Box 446, Per­ryville MD 21903. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the fundraiser and Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night, or the DAV, con­tact Terry McFar­land, chap­ter com­man­der, at 302-588-1901 or via email at Teemack446@aol.com.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF THOMAS Z./DAV

Mem­bers of the Daniel “Doc” Dougherty No. 28 DAV chap­ter of Ce­cil County meet monthly at the Golden Cor­ral restau­rant in Elk­ton.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF THOMAS Z./DAV

Do­na­tions are be­ing ac­cepted by mem­bers of the Daniel “Doc” Dougherty No. 28 DAV chap­ter of Ce­cil County lead­ing up to Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night at Golden Cor­ral on Mon­day, Nov. 12.

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