Mrs. Christy Stutzman will attend a special Volunteer Breakfast, Thursday, June 14th, in celebration of “Colonel Howard Parker Rice Jr. Day” in Fort Wayne. Local media is invited to attend. Below is a press release sent out from the Volunteer Center @ RSVP in Fort Wayne.
Flag Day Celebration – Volunteers Breakfast at Golden Corral
Mayor Declares June 14, 2012 as “Colonel Howard Parker Rice, Jr. Day in Fort Wayne”
The Fort Wayne-Allen County community thanks this Military Hero on Flag Day!
WHO: 400 local volunteers from Allen County community, local elected officials, Mrs. Christy Stutzman, Colonel David Augustine, and local leaders from social service agencies, military and faith based groups.
WHAT: News Conference/Photo Op
WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012
WHERE: Golden Corral Restaurant, 4747 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN
WHY: After a long career with the U.S. Military, retired Lieutenant Colonel and Vietnam Veteran Howard Parker Rice found himself unable to stop serving. Volunteer Center @ RSVP provided the opportunity for him to continue serving by helping active military members and their families through the hardships of deployment. There is no shortage of individuals and families to help; Indiana has one of the highest rates of deployment of active military in the United States and Fort Wayne being home to the 122nd Fighter Wing Air Guard Base and the Indiana National Guard.
Rice worked to launch a number of volunteer programs serving Veterans, Military and local military families. Those include Military Tax Preparation, Operation Military Kid and the Yellow Ribbon campaign.
Jean Joley, Executive Director, 424-3505 or email@example.com
Ani Etter, Program Manager, 424-3505 or firstname.lastname@example.org