Area Veterans To Hold Second Annual Clam Bake Saturday

The Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 20 of Jamestown and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 Support the Troops Program are holding their second annual steak and clam bake and pool and cornhole tournament on Saturday.

The day begins at noon with music by DJ Leezle. The pool and cornhole tournaments begin at noon. The food will be available at 2 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets for the dinner are available until Thursday for $20, which will include a thick-cut ribeye steak, six steamed clams, baked potato, tossed salad, corn on the cob and choice of several desserts. Hot dog meals will be available that day for $5 each. The pool tournament and cornhole tournament registration is $10 per player. To register for the pool tournament contact Jeff Hamrick at 378-8065. To register for the cornhole tournament contact Kyle Rahr at 640-1724. Both tournaments will begin play around noon. Cash prizes will be given for both tournaments.

There are other events to raise money as well. The groups will give away several items that have been donated by local businesses and holding 50-50 giveaways throughout the day. The day will end with musical entertainment from Dog Soldier.

The chapters work together to recruit and inform local veterans of benefits, and maintain the integrity that no veteran is left behind or forgotten. The Support the Troops part of the organization is a committee consisting of volunteer members of the Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 20 of Jamestown and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865. They work continuously year round conducting various fundraisers to raise funds through benefits, events and asking for donations that enable them to purchase supplies and ship them to our servicemen/women serving overseas.

“Support the Troops was started so that today’s soldiers could get some comforts of home while they are so far away defending our freedoms and liberties – something that is very important to our Vietnam veterans as they did not have support when they were fighting,” said Christine Servis, organization chairwoman. “Every day, the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces set out to protect our freedom and liberty. As we at home enjoy the privileges that are afforded to us due to their continuing hard work, we strive to find ways to convey our appreciation and support. Fundraising efforts and community donations make it possible for us to send care packages filled with supplies and comforts of home to remind them that we are forever grateful for the sacrifices they have made to ensure our rights. As long as they continue to fight, we will continue to support! As the situation changes and they come home, we will find ways to continue our support mission on our home front here with the Veterans of Modern Warfare and Vietnam Veterans of America. We will welcome them into our veteran family as we do all veterans. God Bless America and the American Soldier.”

For more information, write JVVA Support the Troops Committee, 41 Bigelow Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701; call 483-6845 or email jvvasot@hotmail.com.