Veterans Day

11 November 2012

Veterans were met with tears of joy at a Veterans Day tribute to past, present, and active duty veterans of Stirling City. The event was held on 11 November 2012 – Veteran’s Day – at the Community Hall in Stirling City. Honored Guests in above picture were (left to right), Oscar Leonard, USAAC, WWII; Carroll Trader, USMC, Vietnam; guest speaker, Nigel Parkhurst, CAPT US Navy (Ret); Gunnar Heivilin, USN, Afghanistan; Joe Frank, USMC, WWII; and Jerry Clark, USN, Korea. Other guest speakers honoring our veterans wereSteve Thompson, District Director for Assemblyman Dan Logue; Carol Lewis, Marilyn Connor, Madelyn Henry, and Dirk Wohlau. The event was facilitated by Mary Schaefer. More than 100 people attended the program that was followed by a “meet and greet” the veterans and speakers. An amazing Potluck dinner brought the awesome event to a close…for now!

to all who came, to all who donated their time, to all who brought their delicious food/baked goods, to all who participated in the program and to all our Veterans who have served to keep us a free nation!!!

Mary Schaefer and Nigel Parkhurst

Honor Guard and Bugler

************************************************************************** LOOKING BACK ON 2012…
The last fundraiser of 2012 was the Crafts, Food and Museum Items Event at the Volunteer Fire Company No. 12 CHRISTMAS TREE Sales for two weekends beginning right after Thanksgiving. To quote Wood’s Words #2, “The weather was CRIMPY,” but successful and fun! It was a year of great events, challenges and hard work. I would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time, expertise, and donations for all of the events held in 2012. The list of donors and volunteers is too long to place here, but you know who you are. I am open for event suggestions and am looking forward to a fun-filled 2013! Mary Schaefer, SCHS Event Coordinator