Five bands lined up for Wounded Warrior fundraiser

Plans are continuing for a daylong music festival at the Phoenix American Legion Post 418 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Five bands have been lined up for the event, said Ron Smithers, post commander.

The festival will run 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the post at 9 Oswego River Road, Route 57 at the north end of the village, just past the John C. Birdlebough High School.

“We’ve got five bands, we’ll be holding raffles, 50-50s, bake sales and a silent auction,” Smithers said. “We’ll have food and refreshments available. Parking will be free. And all of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a really great cause.

“The Wounded Warrior Project helps thousands of Wounded Warriors and their families as they return home from the current conflicts,” he continued. “Wounded Warriors who incur service-connected injuries or illness on or after Sept. 11, 2001 are eligible for the WWP Alumni program.

“When a warrior faces challenges, the family experiences those challenges along with their warrior,” he said. “WWP supports family members who suddenly find they are serving as full-time supporters or caregivers.”

Smith concluded, “We want everyone to have a really great time, in addition to raising money for a great cause. That’s our goal. So come on out, celebrate our heroes, participate in a great cause and have a really great time doing it.”

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