Veterans and America's military services were honored during an evening of socializing and music at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge on Nov. 9.
The second annual Stars and Stripes Military Ball was hosted by event organizers Cathy and Mike Meskel, with help from friends.
The Stolte Shed was decorated in tasteful, professional-looking arrays of red, white, and blue streamers and lights, hung by patriotic friends of the Meskels. Old Glory was in prominent display, and the evening's events spoke to the courage and commitment that have brought blessings of peace and prosperity to America through the sacrifice of its own people in the military services.
Music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s played as guests, some in formal and semi-formal attire and others wearing their smartly fitting military uniforms, enjoyed a catered supper and an open invitation to dance.
The evening's program schedule included a vocal performance honoring the evening's theme and presented by the choir of the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church.
The several dozen guests were served promptly, efficiently and politely by the youth group from Cedaredge Assembly of God. And cleanup following the event was to be assisted by the Cedaredge High School FFA and by Boy Scouts.
Cathy Meskel is a dedicated supporter of America's armed forces and has conducted numerous events and activities on her own initiative in support of both active duty and retired military service members.blog comments powered by Disqus