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Auction planned to benefit Honor Flight

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013

A benefit auction will be held on Saturday, March 2, at the Roanoke American Legion Post 160 to benefit the efforts of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to send World War II veterans to Washington DC. It will be the second annual Honor Flight benefit auction put on by the American Legion Post 160 Honor Flight Committee. The committee has likewise sponsored other major fundraisers over the past several years to raise funds for Honor Flight programs.

Donated items will be auctioned off, and food will be provided for a free will donation. There will be raffle and other games of chance held throughout the evening. The auction will begin at 4 p.m. The band “Acoustic Rush” will provide a free concert following the auction. Donations of items for the auction are now being accepted. Gift baskets, company sponsored merchandise, gift cards, or any other items will be greatly appreciated. Monetary donations are also being accepted.

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana has planned two flights in May to Washington DC for the veterans to see the World War II memorial and other historic sites. Each flight costs approximately $60,000. “Time is of the essence, said Ashley Black, auction chairman. “It is estimated that more than 1,500 WWII veterans pass away every day. We’re asking that people help us say ‘thank you’ to those who served to keep our country free.” Donations of money can be sent to: Honor Flight Auction Benefit, c/o American Legion Post 160, 1122 N. Main Street, Roanoke, IN 46783.

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana was formed to raise funds and provide volunteers to take WWII veterans directly from Fort Wayne to Washington DC for a day trip. Once they arrive, motor coaches will be standing by to transport the veterans to their WWII Memorial. After spending time there, the veterans will visit other memorials throughout the day. The flight will return later than evening to Fort Wayne. For more information check out Northeast Indiana Honor Flight’s website at www.hfnei.org

Individuals or businesses willing to donate items can drop them off at the Roanoke Legion or contact Ashley Black at (260) 440-0713.