Pedernales Brewing to host WWII veteran's Honor Flight benefit Saturday

Pedernales Brewing Company, on Highway 87 South, will host a fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, to help send 34 Gillespie County World War II veterans on a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial and other sites free of cost.

The 34 county veterans going on the Sept. 27-28 trip are: Bill Scott, Bernice Shafer, Betty Blalock, Kermit Eckhardt, Roland Borchers, Joseph Gordon, Larry Payne, Harold Tatsch, Fred Dietel, Lindy Kernan, Leo Itz, Willard Roseberry, Charles Sagebiel, Thomas Whetstone, Art Crenwelge, Marvin Prochnow, Vernon Johnson, Al Stotz, Lenard Tucker, Bob Skinner, Eugene Hartmann, Walter Fuhrman, Norma Taylor, Marvin Daniel, Anthony Knopp, Harold Couch, Edward Stein, Forest Rees, Harry Moldenhauer, Doris Pinner, J.T. Smith, Harold Kusenberger, Felix Neffendorf and Gilbert Esensee.

The Honor Flight group is still accepting donations, said Tami King, Gillespie County Veterans Service Officer. Donations may be dropped off or mailed to the Gillespie County VSO, 102 E. San Antonio St., Ste. B, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Checks should be made out to “Honor Flight Austin” and identified as “Gillespie County veterans.” Donations are tax deductible.

“Each $1,000 sponsorship will provide a WWII veteran with airfare, meals, hotel, bus and wheelchair rental,” King said. For more information, contact King at 830-997-3758.

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