Thursday, January 07, 2010
Military Appreciation Breakfast follow-up
Here is a video link for the Times News coverage of the Military Appreciation Breakfast held on Dec. 5th, 2009 for the Troops of the 278th Unit deploying to Iraq. This event was sponsored by Junior League of Kingsport, Altrusa International & Epsilon Sigma Alpha We received great community support. As you know, in addition to the Military Appreciation Breakfast, all the soldiers returned home for Christmas by bus, paid in full by donations. Thank you to Chick fil A, Krispy Kreme, Sagebrush Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Starbucks Coffee, Gray Business Association, Triten Insurance, State Farm Insurance (Ron Mathews), Action Rentals, First Babtist Church and members of Junior League of Kingsport. We would like to say a special Thank You to John & Tammy Tingle, of Chick fil a for their donation & hosting a fundraiser for the Soldiers bus fund at their Chick fil a restaurant on Stone Drive. Generous donations were received from many individuals as well. We are proud to belong to a such a generous supportive community & wanted to say Thank You! Lisa Lohoff & Christi Williams Community Connection, Co-chairs Junior League of Kingsport
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