Veterans Group, SPB Salute Military, 1st Responders

By TIR Staff

The Veterans of South Pinellas County (VSPC) and the City of St. Pete Beach are again partnering for the 8th Annual Salute to the Military on Apr. 14 at Horan Park.

Activities kick off at 10 a.m. with a military enlist- ment ceremony, artists, vendors, military displays, a silent auction and opportunities to win 50/50 throughout the day. The fun ends at 4 p.m.

Opening ceremonies will include a special presentation of colors, and an induction ceremony where local young men and women will be sworn into the armed forces.

There will be a kids fishing rodeo from 12 – 2 p.m with rod, reel, bait and tackle provided.
Music will be provided by The Boat of Us and Raizin’ Jane.

There will be a variety of food available for pur- chase including Ipswich Clam Bake Co. serving
famous New England Clam Chowder, a new ven- dor, “Home Maid Ice Cream,” will be churning up ice cream treats on the spot, and the St. Pete Beach Fire Department will be cooking burgers and hot- dogs. Plus there will be adult beverages and a restored, antique 1934 Plymouth sedan that doubles as a photo booth.

The VSPC is a 501(C)(3) charity and has given more than $159,000 in cash and in-kind donations to a variety of nonprofit groups that support veter- ans. Members of VSPC also provide assistance to veterans in immediate need.

Sponsorships are available and all donations from sponsors, vendors and advertisers are tax deductible and support Pinellas County veterans.

For general information or to become a supporter, please call 727-244-1117 or visit VSPC on Facebook at Veterans-of-South-Pinellas-County-Inc.