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You've Got Photos: Pay It Forward Fundraiser for Wyandotte Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Volunteers raised $2,300 during a Wednesday night Pay It Forward fundraiser at Sports Brew Pub.

Volunteers raised $2,300 for the installation of during a

They served as guest hosts, servers, bussers and bartenders from 6 to 10 p.m., with all tips and 10 percent of sales going toward the veterans memorial.

“We appreciate everyone from the community that came out to support the cause," said Janelle Rose of .

She and her husband, Peter of , organized the event, along with Patt Slack of and Tom and Dianne Woodruff of . Natalie Rankine, director of , and Heather Thiede, the city's special event coordinator, also assisted.

Volunteers have pledged to raise upwards of $25,000 to construct a monument to honor the 10 Wyandotte soldiers who died while serving in Vietnam. will be constructed of black granite and will sit at the east end of Superior at Van Alstyne.

The center will contain a map of Vietnam, with the names of the 10 soldiers engraved on the right side. A pair of benches will be built on both sides of the monument.

This was the third Pay It Forward event in recent months in Wyandotte. The first one benefited The second raised money for .

Janelle Rose June 08, 2012 at 09:21 PM
A HUGE thank you to all that came out to support this cause. We can all smile as we drive by the monument (once it's done) knowing that we helped make it happen!

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