Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation has scheduled two fundraising events in 2020 to raise funds for a permanent memorial that will honor men from Lower Bucks County communities who served in the Vietnam War. The events include:
*Friday, January 24th – Vietnam Memorial Fundraiser Night, an evening of comedy featuring veteran comic and United States Army veteran Mike Egan; Dena Blizzard, winner of the “Bud Light Ladies of Laughter Comedy Competition;” and former PE teacher and comedy champ Troy Moore. Showtime 9:00 until 11:00pm at The Comedy Cabaret Comedy Club, 625 North Main Street, Doylestown. Arrive by 8:30 to ensure seating. Tickets are $22.50 each for adults; no one under 21 will be admitted.
*Saturday, February 22nd – Designer Bag and Booze Bingo, an evening of 12 bingo games with high-end bag and spirits prizes, as well as door prizes and raffles, with all proceeds dedicated to funding the memorial. Wine, beer, soda, snacks and soft pretzels will be served; attendees may also bring their own food and beverages. Uptown String Band Headquarters, 831 Avenue D, Parkland. Doors open at 6:00; bingo games begin at 7:00pm. Tickets are $35.00 each for adults; no one under 21 will be admitted. More information and tickets available at https://www.facebook.com/events/536445123799641/.
The Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The memorial is expected to be erected in the spring of 2021 at Middletown Veterans’ Memorial Park on Veterans Highway in Middletown Township.
It is expected to include 96 names of servicemen from Lower Bucks County, including 95 killed in action and one missing in action.
Current plans also call for the memorial to display renderings of the insignias of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as the Vietnam War service ribbon.
The anticipated $250,000 cost of the memorial will be funded by state and local grants, and through various fund-raising efforts.
Donations can be made at www.lbcvvm.org.