Rock concert, flag-raising in Silver Springs to benefit veterans
October 31, 2017
An afternoon of free music is planned as part of a flag-raising ceremony to benefit local veterans.
The event from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 will be at the Veterans Healing Camp, 1775 East U.S. Highway 50 in Silver Springs.
Attendees are invited to bring a picnic basket, chairs and blankets for a live performance by Smoken Rabbits. Dance to classic rock music featuring the dynamic vocals of Mo Beach.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, drinks and ice cream will be available for a donation.
"Please join us as we christen our new flag pole with a special flag to honor our veterans," said Shahla Fadaie, president of Veterans Healing Camp. "Take a tour of our facilities and learn more about our efforts to assist local veterans. I am also very pleased to announce that Veterans Healing Camp has received approval from the IRS as a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation. All donations made in the past or in the future are fully tax deductible."
The festivities will start at noon.
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The band taking the stage at 12:30 and the flag-raising ceremony — complete with bagpipe music by Sean Cummings — will follow at 1:30 p.m.
Smoken Rabbits will perform a second set of classic rock until 3 p.m. A raffle offering numerous prizes also is in store.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Veterans Healing Camp, whose goal is to help local veterans make a successful transition from military to civilian life.
The nonprofit provides a safe place for fun, activities, and fellowship so veterans can work toward overcoming fear and anxiety to live a healthy and productive life.
For information, go to veteranshealingcamp.org, or veterans can stop by for refreshments and games during weekly social time from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays.
If you would like to help with the event or make a donation to the camp, call Shahla Fadaie at 775-781-2394.