Monday, March 24, 2014
(Note: this is the 4th Monday of March, not the last Monday of the month!!)
Monday, April 28, 2014
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We had a very successful pancake breakfast fundraiser at FATZ CAFE in Conway on Saturday, March 15th. Our Blue Star Moms and Dads were the waitresses and busboys for nearly 100 supporters who came for breakfast. With the ticket proceeds, raffle, and donations, we walked away with over $950!! That will pay for postage to send about 60 Hero Boxes to our men and women in uniform who are stationed around the world. AWESOME!!
Thanks to Fatz Cafe for sponsoring this event, and thanks to all our wonderful supporters who came out for a delicious pancake breakfast!
We will be packing up lots of Hero Boxes on Sunday, March 30th, at the American Legion in Murrells Inlet. Feel free to come by and help out! If you have any items you would like to donate, please contact President Anne Leimbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Kroger's Supermarket in Carolina Forest for allowing Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina to set up outside and collect items for our upcoming Hero Box packing. On Saturday, March 1st, we collected about 20 bins of snack foods, jelly beans, Easter Peeps, packaged meats, trail mix, fruit cups, pudding cups, ramen noodles, toiletries, coffee and hot chocolate mix, cold drink powders, socks, and much more. We also collected nearly $650 in cash to help with the postage. As an added bonus, we received nearly 4 dozen boxes of Girl Scout cookies from patrons who purchased from the Girl Scouts and then donated to our troops (thanks also to those wonderful Girl Scouts!). What an awesome show of support from our community!! Thanks to all who helped make this a huge success.
On January 25, 2014, Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina packed up over 70 Hero Boxes to provide a little Valentine's Day delight to our troops stationed around the world. We are already planning another mailing in March 2014. If you know someone in the military who will be deployed at that time, please contact us to submit their name and address, and we will add them to our mailing list. Receiving a little "touch of home" can really "make their day!" Submit the information, along with your contact information, to email@example.com
Thanks to our wonderful Myrtle Beach community for its continuing support of our efforts on behalf of our service men and women who are deployed around the world. Being in harm's way and away from home and family over the holidays is only part of the sacrifices they make on a daily basis...Sending a little "touch of home" is so easy and is very much appreciated by the recipients.
A special thanks to UNIVERSAL STORAGE SOLUTIONS in Surfside Beach, which has generously provided Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina with a complimentary storage unit for the coming year. This is a tremendous help to us, allowing Blue Star Mothers to collect LOTS OF GOODIES and store them until our next Hero Box packing event. THANK YOU to Managers Mindy and Bill Houston!!!
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina was honored to sponsor the 2nd annual Gold Star Mothers Service on Sunday, September 29, 2013. We were pleased to honor 4 Gold Star Moms, all of whom spoke of their grief and how they have coped with their losses. We were reminded that all members of the family feel the loss and that they continue to need the support of the community. It was highly emotional and a great opportunity for the public to express their gratitude for the sacrifices made by these families and their children. Thanks to those who attended and showed their support.
Thanks to The Moose Lodge 1959 on Burcale Road for providing the venue for this event, and thanks to Coccadotts in Surfside Beach for providing special gold star cupcakes; HGTC Culinary Arts Department for providing delicious mini-tarts; Food Lion bakery department at Belle Terre for providing a beautiful sheet cake; LaZelles Flower Shop in Myrtle Beach for providing corsages for our guests; and to Blue Star Mother Patricia Kiernan-Burgess for making a beautiful Gold Star Banner cake.
Check out our "Home Comings" page to see pictures of the Welcome Home event for the Honor Flight on August 28, 2013 (in honor of local World War II veterans), and also for Korean War veterans upon their arrival home from a trip to Washington, DC. They attended the national recognition ceremony on July 27, 2013, marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice .
The veterans say these events represent "the welcome home they never received"...what an honor to have been able to thank them for their service on these occasions.
Memorial Day Weekend 2013
What a great weekend we had to honor our fallen heroes. On Friday night, a group of Wounded Warriors arrived in town for a break from the hospital routine. Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina marched in the Myrtle Beach Parade on Saturday morning, and were also special guests at the Pelicans baseball game on Sunday night. Finally, we participated in a Memorial Day service at the Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge on Monday morning.
We must never forget that "All gave some....Some gave all..." to keep us the "Land of the Free, Because of the Brave."
See other pictures of Blue Star Moms under
"Event Photos...More Event Photos"
Also see pictures of our MilitaryChildren
under "Photos" and "More Photos"
We symbolize our support through blue star flags displayed in the windows of our homes during wartime and we actively support our troops through a variety of loving, creative ideas.
Links to other Blue Star Mothers groups:www.bluestarmotherssc.comLexington, SC
If you have a loved one in any branch of the military and need a shoulder to lean on in these uncertain times, we are here for you. Our members are at all different stages of their loved one's military careers and can help you with your questions and concerns.
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.