The SAL Fish Fry returns on Friday March 11th. Please see the Flyer in the SQ for details. Please sign up in the SQ to be sure they get your order. More details to be posted in the next Eblast.
The 7th annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race will be held THIS SATURDAY, November 13th on the Marietta Square. This will be a live race, and a full day of family-friendly activities.
Please visit our race page for more details. Registration is now only available on the morning of the race. You can support us and our veterans charities for as little as $25.
There is a sign up sheet in the Social Quarters for those willing to volunteer for the race and/or concert.
LAST CALL FOR DONATIONS!
Horace Orr Post 29 is working with United Military Care and Ameris Bank on a food drive for veterans – there is a box for collection of food products in the Social Quarters. Attached to the box is a suggestion of food items needed. Items that are needed for a big “Thanksgiving Breakfast” are cereal, oatmeal/grits, instant dry milk , pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, coffee!
Post 29 American Legion Riders are hosting a Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday October 30th. Please see the flyer below for all the details.
We will enjoy wine and light refreshments at Marietta Wine Market on Saturday October 23rd, from 2-4PM. Public is welcome. All proceeds go to support the charities of our Veterans Memorial 5k Race.
The Shepherd’s Men will host a Charity Clay Shoot at Barnsley Gardens on Friday October 8th. All proceeds go to support the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center.
For those interested in attending the Charity Clay shoot, please visit this site.
For those wishing to volunteer at the Clay Shoot (lots of fun and great food) please enter your name on this list.
The Auxiliary is hosting a Dance & Dinner on October 2nd in the upstairs hall. They are serving a Low Country Boil and offering dancing for a $20 donation. See the flyer for more information. You may purchase tickets from the Auxiliary officers.
Our 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be Monday September 13th at Dogwood Golf Club.
The tournament is now sold out for players, but you may still donate or sponsor a hole, or buy raffle tickets to support our charities. The proceeds benefit the various Children’s Charities of the Cobb County and Marietta first responders (police, fire, Sherriff).
The Auxiliary is hosting a purse sale and a purse raffle fundraiser April 24-25.
See an Auxiliary board member for raffle tickets.
Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. is pleased to participate in the Marine Toys For Tots program. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to donate for a needy family. We have collection boxes in the Social Quarters. We are accepting donations up until December 20th.
According to the official program website:
“The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is directed by the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, with the assistance of his staff, from the Marine Forces Reserve.
“The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Marine Toys for Tots. An IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, it serves as the authorized fundraising and support organization for the Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation provides the leadership, funding, and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns. The Foundation staff is headquartered in the Cooper Center located just outside the Main Gate of Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, about 35 miles south of Washington, DC.
“Local campaigns are conducted annually in over 800 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The Commander, Marine Forces Reserve has under his command over 150 Reserve Units located in 47 states. To cover all 50 states and more communities in each state, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation selects Marine Corps League Detachments∗∗ and Local Community Organizations∗∗∗ (generally veteran Marines) located in communities without a Marine Reserve Center, to conduct Toys for Tots Campaigns as part of the overall Marine Toys for Tots Program.
“One individual, either a Marine, member of a Marine Corps League Detachment, or member of a local community organization, is designated the Toys for Tots Coordinator for that community. The Coordinator is responsible to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for planning, organizing and conducting the campaign in his/her community.
“Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December. Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December. Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community. Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.
“While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.
“Local business leaders play key roles. They allow Coordinators to locate drop-off/collection boxes in their stores; provide free warehouse space for storing and sorting toys during October, November and December; provide vehicles to collect toys from drop-off sites; sponsor toy raising events; and help Coordinators arrange media exposure for Toys for Tots in the local community.
“National corporations support Toys for Tots by establishing affiliations with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. These corporations make donations to the Foundation or conduct cause marketing initiatives from which they share royalties with the Foundation. In almost every instance, the marketing initiatives of these corporations give significant added visibility and name recognition to Toys for Tots. Such visibility enhances the campaign at the national and local levels. The funds emanating from these affiliations enable the Foundation to purchase toys to supplement local collections; purchase promotion and support materials and defray the costs of annual Toys for Tots Campaigns.”