8th Annual Salute to the Military

The Veterans of South Pinellas County (VSPC) will host their 8th Annual Salute to the Military fundraising event on April 14, 2018.  The Horan Park venue will feature military vehicles and exhibits, a kids’ fishing tournament and live music. The fun begins at 10:00 AM and will include a military enlistment ceremony, a silent auction to benefit veterans support groups, a car show, 50/50 benefit raffle, food, beer and wine, artists, vendors, and the One Blood mobile.

Another great Car Show by Angela will be on site from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m at 8th Annual Salute to the Military event. Thirty trophies will be awarded after 3 p.m. The vehicle entry fee is a $10.00 donation for all makes, and models. The Car Show raffles are $5 each or 5 for $20. Prizes will include: Escape to Key West round trip flight for 1 to 4 passengers, a guitar gift basket donated by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, one-night stay in a deluxe villa, dinner for two at Kuro, a 39” black electric viper guitar and a cold bites guitar, a drone and more!

The annual Kids Fishing Rodeo is back and will take place from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm. First place takes home a Full Day Fishing Excursion for a child & one adult on the Miss Pass-A-Grille fishing boat sailing from the Merry Pier in Pass-A-Grille.

Live music throughout the day will include Boat of Us & The Stowaways performing an eclectic blend of classic rock, country, & blues from the ’30s to today and  Razin’ Jane, who will cover a mix of current, classic and alt rock, country and blues, with its own distinctive, edgy sound and a driving raw energy that kicks it up a notch.

The VSPC is a 501(c)(3) charity organization and has given more than $75,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to a variety of non-profit groups that support veterans.  This year’s 8th Annual Salute to the Military program will focus is on wheelchair and mobility aids, small home repairs, emergency assistance and veterans’ scholarship assistance grants.