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Support Our Troops event Aug. 8 aids service members

Thursday, Jul. 30 | By News release
Support Our Troops Day will be held Aug. 8 at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds with proceeds benefiting Operation First Response, an organization that provides financial aid to wounded or injured members of the military and their families.

Lee and Debbie Sherbeyn are again hosting the event, which is in its fourth year. Van Metre Companies is a Medal of Honor-level financial sponsor.

Operation First Response uses only three cents of every dollar raised to cover administrative and fund-raising costs. “Ninety-seven cents gets to the troops,” said the Cedar Run District representative on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors.

There is a $10 per vehicle admission fee. There is no charge for veterans and active duty service members.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a military ceremony at noon with a flyover and a silent and a live auction beginning at 1 p.m.

There will be a moon bounce, Sasquatch monster truck rides, music, an Elvis Presley impersonator, vendors and historical re-enactments by the Mosby Players.

The fairgrounds are located at 6209 Auburn Road, Warrenton.

More information about Operation First Response can be found on its website at http://www.OperationFirstResponse.org

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