Carson City, volunteers for Operation First Response, with the endorsement of the Carson City Board of Supervisors, are planning a city wide weekend benefit to "Honor Our Troops and Support Our Wounded".
The group is neither for nor against the wars, rather, the purpose is to help those heroes coming back from the wars.
May 16 through th 18th, 2008 there will be a series of events to raise money for rehabilitation and honor our troops' service.
A reception at the State Museum with a special military exhibit, will be held on the 16th.
The 17th starts with a pancake breakfast to serve the hungry prior to a parade that will start with the launching of Hot Air Balloons.
The Parade will begin at Carson Street and Stewart Street, and go north ending in Mills Park. At the end, there will be a mix of Military static displays set up by all five military branches. Intermixed with the Military Displays will be a Club and Association Fair, and a New and Classic Car show.
There will be an Art and Vendor show on Plaza Street, May 17th & 18th behind City Hall, and a Fashion Show on the 18th. The group will have donation drive with drop barrels in 20 different locations throughout the city on the 17th, and a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Show.
Saturday will conclude with an invitational Dinner/Dance at the Governor's Mansion.
KOLO 8 is a proud sponsor of the Honor Our Troops events.