MUSIC FOR MILITARY AND SKOWHEGAN / MADISON ELKS PRESENTS:
OPERATION THANK YOU VETERANS! - 2023 VETERANS DAY BENEFIT
Last year was such a success in assisting deserving Veterans that we are doing it again! This year we are SO PROUD to be partnering with the Veterans Committee of the Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge (Lodge # 2351), which is the host site for this years event. An amazing organization with equally amazing volunteers. This event will benefit the Elks Veterans Committee and as well as local area Veterans organizations, such as House in the Woods, Maines Veterans Project, Operation ReBoot Outdoors, Pine Grove Programs and many more!
SKOWHEGAN - MADISON ELKS LODGE #2351
Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool.
They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free,
meet the needs of today's veterans, and
improve the quality of life.
This event is a PACKED DAY for Veterans and Supporters!
9 AM to 3 PM: Veteran Stand-down / Outreach event, VA and Veteran Organizations Info
Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge Event Hall will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Veterans can come to the Lodge early in the day, for a free breakfast sandwich, coffee, snacks, free haircuts, free dental hygiene products and instruction, and much more. Representatives from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Togus Regional Office, with Benefits Administration (VBA) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will also be on hand to answer questions regarding benefits, healthcare access and assist with the initial process of filing for VA compensation claims through form submittals. We aim to also have Representatives from local Veterans organizations there to provide information tables and testimonials about the services they provide. If you are part of a Veterans organization that wants to be a part of this, please contact us.
4 PM to 7 PM: Silent Auction, 50 / 50 Raffle, Have a Beer with a Vet (5pm-7pm), Drawings at 8 PM
The Event Hall will be again be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for our "Silent Auction" event with items and /or services donated by local businesses, 50/50 raffle, flat bread pizzas, & much more. The Side Bar opens up at 5pm so you can "Have a Beer with a Vet". Who knows, maybe there will be a special guest musical performance during this timeframe. If you are a local business and have and item or service you would like to donate to help raise money for Veterans, please let us know.
7 PM - 11 PM: Live Music with “Music For Military” Band
Music For Military House Band will perform and provide you entertainment of all your old favorite & new favorite tunes.
The band consists of: Scott Cole, Steve Stoddard, Andy Coffin, Nick Young (Elk member) and Matt Schaeffer (US Navy Submarine Veteran and Elk member) with special guest performances by John Hodgdon (US Navy Veteran) and Linda Coelho & a few more.
THANK YOU to the Skowhegan – Madison Elks Lodge, Veterans Committee
for allowing us this opportunity & for partnering with us to help SO MANY VETERANS.
9 AM - 3 PM:
Veteran Stand-down / Outreach event, VA and Veteran Organizations Info
4 PM - 7 PM:
Silent Auction, 50 / 50 Raffle, Have a Beer with a Vet (5pm-7pm), Drawings at 8 PM
7 PM - 11 PM:
Live Music with “Music For Military” Band