Salute to the Troops 2014

Paulette Broadway 2014Update: Jenean and Heidi say many thanks to those who helped serve the food at the last party. It went so well, so smoothly and everyone had a great time.  Couldn’t have done it without you!

Saturday night, June 21, 2014 the OD Shag Club celebrated our liberty with a “Salute to the Troops” wearing red, white and blue.

Karen Young welcomed new members and introduced the evening. Then she turned the evening over to Linda Campbell, entertainment co-chair. The 1776 Drum and Fife Crop (Lou Martino, Dickey Garrenton and Lenny Gardner) marched into the club to the song “Yankee Doodle” and presented the flag. We pledged our allegiance to the flag and sang along to the Star Spangled Banner sung by Kevin Harrell.

After the blessing by Linda Campbell, we had dinner. No one went away hungry because subs, wraps, potato salad, chips and cookies were served.
Over 50 OD Shag Club Veterans were introduced and recognized for their service to our country. As each veterans name and picture was presented on a power point presentation we listened to Military Medley of all the services.

“Bob Hope” (Bill Rowland) emceed our USO show. The Andrew Sisters (Linda Campbell, Connie Williams and Lou Garrenton sang to the bugle boy Lou Martino “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B”), Miss America (Michelle Rowland) of 1969 made an appearance with Bob Hope, Dolly Parton (Debbie Schmitt) and Kenny Rogers (Brian Schmitt) sang “Islands in the Stream”; Elvis Presley (Jon Holsclow) sang his Famous “Trilogy”. And finally Lee Greenwood (Lou Martino) sang “God Bless the USA” as the entire club sang along as they waved American Flags. Thanks to these members for their participation and talent.
And a Special thanks to Jammin’ Jimmy B and his wife Bobbie for playing awesome music for the event and thru out the night!

The winners of the drawings were:

Nametag: Theresa Hardy

Logo: Dianne Sheppard

50/50: Terry Jensen

Dancing continued throughout the night.

Paulette Broadway

Board Member