Plans are being made for an event to honor veterans on Nov. 10 in Cedaredge.
The date of the event is auspicious, explains event organizer Cathy Meskel, a Cedaredge businesswoman.
Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and the birthday of the United States Marine Corps is the same day of the event, she pointed out.
It is being called the Veterans' Ball. The event is at the Stolte Shed and it is a way that Meskel and other organizers and supporters can express gratitude to veterans for their service. "It's my way to tell them from my heart," she said.
The Veterans' Ball being planned is not a money-making event, Meskel said. There will be 60 tickets made available for free to veterans and active duty military. Another 60 tickets priced at $20 are available for military spouses and military supporters. If ticket sales run short to cover costs, the project has an "angel" who will cover cost overruns. The angel is a couple who lives in DeBeque and who share Meskel's gratitude for the military.
The dinner will be catered by Les and DJ Mergelman. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Tickets are available at the Apple Blossom Country Store on Grand Mesa Drive across from Dollar General. The phone is 856-7522.blog comments powered by Disqus