EVENT LISTINGS as of August 4, 2017

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09/29/2017 - 12/31/2017 - Fundraiser UNFURLED:  All Day
  ~ Professionally printed 18 x 24 ~ Hand signed & numbered (limited to 100) ~ $100 per print (unframed) ~ first class mailing included ~ ALL Proceeds to benefit the USO of SJ/PA   The USO runs 5 centers in the SJ/PA area, manned by over 250 volunteers. The PHL center runs 24/7/365 serving over 85,000 traveling troops, military families and retirees per year.   CONTACT Lisa Quanci at  856~357~6164 heylisabee@gmail.com   ~ Professionally printed 18 x 24 ~ Hand signed & numbered (limited to 100) ~ $100 per print (unframed) ~ first class mailing included ~ ALL Proceeds to benefit the USO of SJ/PA   The USO runs 5 centers in the SJ/PA area, manned by over 250 volunteers. The PHL center runs 24/7/365 serving over 85,000 traveling troops, military families and retirees per year.   CONTACT Lisa Quanci at  856~357~6164 heylisabee@gmail.com , , ,


09/29/2017 - 12/31/2017 - USO fundraiser UNFURLED:  All Day
UNFURLED” by Lisa Brandinelli Quanci ~ Professionally printed 18 x 24 ~ Hand signed & numbered (limited to 100) ~ $100 per print (unframed) ~ first class mailing included ~ ALL Proceeds to benefit the USO of SJ/PA   The USO runs 5 centers in the SJ/PA area, manned by over 250 volunteers. The PHL center runs 24/7/365 serving over 85,000 traveling troops, military families and retirees per year.   CONTACT Lisa Quanci at  856~357~6164 heylisabee@gmail.com , , ,


10/28/2017 - 23rd Annual Cooper Kids Toy Run:  9:00 am
The Chrome Riders would like to invite EVERYONE to come out to our 23nd Annual Cooper Kids Toy Run on October 28 2017 Saturday to help us put a smile on a sick child’s face that has to be in the Hospital at this time of year. If you would like to come on this ride with us a $10.00 Donation and a New unwrapped toy for a Girl or a Boy is all you need. So come on out and help us help a Child at Cooper Hospitals Pediatric Unit at Cooper Hospital in Camden NJ. Once you see the smile on their little faces you will know why we continue to keep doing this year after year. Registration starts at 9am at VFW Post 678. KSU at 11am. Cost is $10 and 1 new unwrapped toy. We will return to the VFW for lunch after toy run to Cooper Kids Pediatric Unit in Camden. VFW Paulsboro, 1103 N. Commerce Street, Paulsboro, NJ


10/28/2017 - Cosmo's Indian Fall Foliage Ride, Fall Open House & Halloween Party:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
FALL FOLIAGE RIDE - 9 AM to 12 NOON (KSU 930AM) Taking in the change of the Seasons in Beautiful Bucks County ALL MAKES AND MODEL ARE WELCOME FALL OPEN HOUSE - 11 AM to 5 PM LIVE BAND - AJ SLICK BAND Best Deals of the Season on Fall Riding Gear! Take advantage of Bill's Great Service Specials! Raffles and Prizes Food and Light Drinks (Esposito's Roast Pig) B.Y.O.B. HALLOWEEN PARTY - 1 PM to 4 PM First 20 Kids in Halloween Costumes will get Cosmo's SPOOKTASTIC LOOT BAG. Adults who come in costumes will get a FREE BANDANA. Kid's Guessing Game Your Cosmo's Indian Pit Crew will be competing against each other to avoid PUNISHMENT! VOTE FOR THE LAMEST COSTUME and get the chance to PUT A PIE ON OUR FACE! Free Admission Kid Friendly Cosmo’s Indian Motorcycle, 3153 Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA


10/28/2017 - Medal of Honor Monument Dedication SFC Fred Zabitosky:  11:00 am
On the 19th of February, 1968, at the height of the TET Offensive during the Vietnam War, Sergeant First Class Fred Zabitosky earned his nation's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. For decades there has been a framed photo of SFC Zabitosky, along with a photogrph of an Army Medal of Honor, in the vestibule of the Ewing Township Muinicipal Building, where Zabitosky is from. Unfortunately, Zabitosky passed away in January of 1996 at the age of 53. Mayor Bert Steinmann and township officials have long felt that more needed to be done to show the respect and gratitude owed to SFC Zabitosky and to all the brave men and women of Ewing who have selflessly put their futures on hold, some sacrificing their future entirely, to answer their country's call. Please join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017, for a dedication ceremony for SPC Zabitosky's new memorial display which will be at the Municipal Building at 11am. All are encouraged to come out and honor this hero and all the other town veterans for their service and sacrifices. Fred William Zabitosky (October 27, 1942 – January 18, 1996) Service Years 1959 - 1981 Rank and Organization: Sergeant First Class (then S/Sgt.), U.S. Army, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Place and Date: Republic of Vietnam, 19 February 1968 Citation "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sfc. Zabitosky, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while serving as an assistant team leader of a 9-man Special Forces long-range reconnaissance patrol. Sfc. Zabitosky's patrol was operating deep within enemy-controlled territory when they were attacked by a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army unit. Sfc. Zabitosky rallied his team members, deployed them into defensive positions, and, exposing himself to concentrated enemy automatic weapons fire, directed their return fire. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Sfc. Zabitosky ordered his patrol to move to a landing zone for helicopter extraction while he covered their withdrawal with rifle fire and grenades. Rejoining the patrol under increasing enemy pressure, he positioned each man in a tight perimeter defense and continually moved from man to man, encouraging them and controlling their defensive fire. Mainly due to his example, the outnumbered patrol maintained its precarious position until the arrival of tactical air support and a helicopter extraction team. As the rescue helicopters arrived, the determined North Vietnamese pressed their attack. Sfc. Zabitosky repeatedly exposed himself to their fire to adjust suppressive helicopter gunship fire around the landing zone. After boarding 1 of the rescue helicopters, he positioned himself in the door delivering fire on the enemy as the ship took off. The helicopter was engulfed in a hail of bullets and Sfc. Zabitosky was thrown from the craft as it spun out of control and crashed. Recovering consciousness, he ignored his extremely painful injuries and moved to the flaming wreckage. Heedless of the danger of exploding ordnance and fuel, he pulled the severely wounded pilot from the searing blaze and made repeated attempts to rescue his patrol members but was driven back by the intense heat. Despite his serious burns and crushed ribs, he carried and dragged the unconscious pilot through a curtain of enemy fire to within 10 feet of a hovering rescue helicopter before collapsing. Sfc. Zabitosky's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army." Source: http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/vietnam-m-z.html#ZABITOSKY Ewing Municipal Building, 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing, NJ


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