Thursday, May 27, 2010

Commander Carney's BBQ


Invites Veterans and families to a Memorial Day Weekend Cook Out

DIMOCK, Pa. — Congressman Chris Carney (PA-10) will honor local veterans, their families and this year’s Academy Nomination recipients with a Memorial Day Weekend Barbeque at the Elk Lake American Legion on Sunday.

“Memorial Day is time for our community to come together to thank our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and service to our country,” said Congressman Carney, a commander in the Navy Reserve. “I am always honored to host veterans, military families and other residents of our community at my hometown American Legion and hope that we all take the time to celebrate the tremendous dedication of our veterans and their families.”

In addition to veterans and families, Congressman Carney is extending the invitation to the 2010 Academy Nomination recipients and members of the community who wish to show their support. Free food and beverages will be served, with Congressman Carney manning the grill. The cook out will take place from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2010. All veterans, active duty soldiers, National Guard and Reserve members, their families, and members of the community who wish to honor them are invited to attend. There will be media availability at the event; press are encouraged to attend and circulate the invitation.

This year’s Academy Nomination recipients are:

· Paul Strein (Clarks Summit) – attending West Point

· Kenneth Seamans (New Milford) – attending West Point

· David White (Athens) – attending West Point

· Cameron Benner (Middleburg) – attending the Naval Academy

WHO: Congressman Christopher P. Carney, Members of the Susquehanna County American Legion
WHAT: Memorial Day Weekend Cook Out with Veterans and families
WHERE: Elk Lake American Legion in Susquehanna County, Elk Lake Road, Montrose, PA
WHEN: Sunday, May 30, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

I have attended this event in the past and it's a lot of fun. The best part is meeting the kids that are going to the service academies. They are the probably the toughest schools in the country to gain admission and their families are rightfully proud of them. Plus you get to make fun of Chris wearing an apron.

The drawbacks are is it is out in the boondocks (but it is not too hard to find) and it's next door to Dimock so you don't want to drink the water.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now its time for a comment. This jerk just voted against the killing of Don't Ask Don't Tell and he said he did it because the Pentegon needs time to determine the result of killing it. Why not ask the KKK to kill civil rights in the south and wait to see what their study would show. I'm so friggin pissed at Carney that I would go to his cookout just to stick a hot dog up his ass! Friggin Jerk!