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Celebration this week for veterans

EAST HARRIS COUNTY – Three days of fun and patriotism on the eastside of the San Jacinto and Lake Houston, Nov. 7, 8 and 9 is the Eastside Veterans Celebration.

Honoring all veterans, especially World War II Veterans this year, as Vietnam Veterans were honored in 2011 with the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall and Special Fete of Medal of Honor Recipient David H. McNerney’s Comrades in Arms.

Teaching the youth of the sacrifice, Thursday the Red, White and “U” Event will be staged at Crosby Stadium for students and veterans beginning at 7:00 p.m. This invitation is extended to students from throughout the eastside and will feature inspirational messages and dazzling displays vibrant with spectacle. Call 713-855-9146 to register and escort your veteran for a special commemoration.

Friday starts an intensive dedication; Fete the Vet BBQ Cook-off at the Crosby Fairgrounds that afternoon lasts until Saturday evening. At 7:00 p.m. the Star Spangled Shake, a concert and dance featuring David Glenn, Country-Western performer, launches a Friday night of entertainment. Reserve seating is already available; a table for eight is $100, single admission is $15, couples are admitted for $25.

Saturday, parading the streets of Crosby at 10:00 a.m. shows civic pride in our veterans on the eastside. This year the route runs from Crosby Church (5725 U.S. 90) and travels west on Crosby-Dayton Road, south (left) onto Pecan Street to Church Street then east (left) on Church Street and finish at Crosby Fair & Rodeo Grounds Parking Area on Church Street.

Saturday morning at the David H. McNerney Legion Hall a bake off contest between 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. will be providing special delights for veterans.

Fete for the Vet ceremonies commence at 11:30 in the American Legion Hall featuring a special meal to the veterans and also a guest of theirs for free in recognition of their contribution. Other guests are welcome at $10.00 per plate.

A Veterans Day Celebration Poker Fun Run is also happening this year on Saturday that beings and ends in Dayton Texas with 6-stops along the way. Contact Wade Rainey at (832) 483-2789 or Jacks Road-House Saloon at (936) 258-0609 to register.

Raffle tickets are offered for a quilt, a scoped Weatherby rifle and a .40 caliber pistol. Quilt tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle for the guns are $10 per ticket or three for $25 with two chances to win. Tickets are now on sale. Additional information is available at http://www.eastside veterans celebration.com on the web or call 713-855-9146. Also like us on facebook/eastside veterans celebration.