PBYR greatly appreciated Kersten Beckstrom’s expert assistance at the Home Depot event on Saturday Aug 5th. As a Board member she regularly contributes to the PBYR mission. We were able to visit with fellow vendors and shared several tables with the Heinzen-Ditter VFW, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the American Legion. There was a light stream of folks visiting our tables.
Several people decided to join our network on Saturday and will be added to our mail distribution list soon. We received a very small amount of donations, however the real purpose of the event is for PBYR to express appreciation to Vets and Service Members and support our partner Home Depot in the event. Jim Heimerl expertly demonstrated flag folding and gave some history about handling the flag.
We gave out Girl Scout cookies and chocolate candy at the event. **Chocolate candy and warm weather may not be the best match—some kids really needed to be hosed down after the chocolate!! Suspect their parents will forever remember PBYR!