I want to give a shout of praise and thanks to Imagine Elementary for the fundraiser they did in support of Veterans Day, the float they put in the parade, and the help with the food drive for the veterans’ Open Hands Food Pantry. Imagine not only works on making great students, but also great citizens by involving them in community events.
I also want to thank Open Hands Outreach Program and the American Legion for their support of our Coolidge Veterans Day events. Hopefully next year the DAV and VFW will be able to move past their differences and come in support of honoring all of our veterans.
I would also like to encourage our local churches to participate next year. Our Sunday School class did fundraising for food, and also re-furbished the Blue Star Memorial at the corner of San Carlos Park, and had a float in the parade. We hope to improve the event every year.