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About HELPING OUR VETERANS SURVIVE SANDY
Description Please join us for the
MARLBORO BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL and NJ WOUNDED WARRIOR RIDE

To be held
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2014
12 to 10pm at the
MARLBORO RECREATION CENTER,
1996 Recreation Way, Marlboro NJ.
(Rain date Sept 27th)

"HELPING VETERANS SURVIVE SANDY"

Is this year's theme. The MARLBORO BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL 2014 will be bigger and better than ever. And WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT more than ever. All proceeds from this year’s Marlboro Blues & BBQ Festival will be distributed to help veterans survive Sandy. Please come to this event, by tee shirts, beer, wine, 50/50's support our vendors, bring the kids... there will be plenty of children's entertainment and of course, enjoy our great music!!! And honor those who gave so much so we can have the freedom to do all this. Thank you!!!

Marlboro New Jersey's Premier Blues and BBQ Festival will honor our veterans and raise funds for our wounded warriors who have been severely affected by Hurricane Sandy while capturing the spirit of America and increase a sense of community and pride in our wonderful town and country. The event will include live blues music from local bands, a variety of barbecue foods, beer and wine garden, 50/50 raffles and children games and entertainment, fun for the entire family. For complete information please visit www.marlboroblues.com

Musical lineup:
GEORGE PETTIGNANO will MC the event
CHRISTINE PACILLO will sind “Star Spangled Banner”
FRANK FOTUSKY 12:00 - 1:00
CHUCK LAMBERT 1:10 - 2:10
MINGLEWOOD 2:25 - 3:25
JONNY B AND THE BLUES BLAZERS 3:40 - 4:40
PETER VETESKA & BLUES TRAIN 4:55 - 5:55
SPIDER DANIELS BAND 6:10 - 7:10
INCINERATORS 7:25 - 8:25
GARRY C AND STONE BLUE 8:40 - 9:40

The NJ Wounded Warrior ride is an annual motorcycle ride to raise money for Wounded Warriors and Veterans causes. It kicks off in Marlboro, NJ and travels around central NJ to some really cool places. It ends at our annual Marlboro Blues & BBQ festival. For complete information please visit www.marlboroblues.com

There are still sponsorship opportunities for this event. To become a sponsor, please contact (732) 536-0200, clerk’s office or email kgoon@marlborobluesbbq.org. Donations can be made my checks payable to The Marlboro Sunshine Fund, Marlboro NJ 07746 (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Don't forget to visit and "Like" our Facebook pages for up to the minute info which are located at:
https://www.facebook.com/MarlboroBluesBBQFestival
https://www.facebook.com/NjWoundedWarriorRide
http://www.marlboroblues.com/

The Marlboro Sunshine Fund, which runs the NJ Wounded Warrior Ride and the Marlboro Blues and BBQ Festival is an organization built to benefit our veterans. We also placed, and maintain Marlboro's 9/11 Memorial, which includes a piece of steel from the WTC. In the past, the proceeds from our events were presented to national veterans groups which included: The Wounded Warrior Project and The Special Operations Warrior Foundation. However in 2013, our focus shifted to veterans within the state of New Jersey who were affected by the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. Based on what we have seen through our grant application process, we will continue this same focus for our events in 2014.
Our theme is now "Helping Veterans Survive Sandy", as that suggests we are dedicated to helping veterans recover from the storm.
To date, we have provided new furnishings and appliances to a displaced Vietnam veteran and his wife from the Highlands who lost everything. After nearly a year staying with relatives, they finally found a permanent rental in Middletown. We provided a chairlift to a Union Beach Vietnam veteran who was able to rebuild utilizing his wife's retirement account, but had to raise his home so high, access became a problem.
We paid the rent for a young Marine veteran and his family, enabling them to provide a proper Christmas to their young children.
Our most significant project to date, was the demolition of the remaining ruins of an 88 year old WWII/Korean war veteran's home He received only $40,000 in insurance money to rebuild his home of forty years and replace all of his possessions. For this project we partnered with local businesses and are thankful to Petruzzelli General Contractors for donating time and equipment and to Gold Star Concrete for accepting the concrete from the demolition and recycling it at no cost. We hope to be able to further assist him and his wife as the rebuilding process begins.
Web site http://www.marlborofestival.com
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