All Veterans Reunion in Crystal River, Fla

American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 will host its inaugural Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion from Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Free admission and parking for all veterans, families and the public. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Florida Purple Heart Memorial Wall, Korean War Memorial and Moving Tribute open all week. Live music (Silver Eagle and Encore Swing bands), military displays, veterans’ information and services, food, beer and other vendors Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 7 to 9.

It’s a time for veterans of all branches of military service to reunite old friendships, and for friends and relatives to honor those who have fought to keep our nation free.

For vendor applications and other information, visit www.NatureCoastVeteransReunion.org. Veterans organizations, military, commercial, and other vendors still needed. Deadline is Aug. 31, 2011. Vendor spaces: 10- by 10-ft. is $175, with power $210; 15- by 15-ft. is $250, with power $285; larger spaces $1 per sq. ft. plus sales tax. Cost includes $50 refundable cleanup deposit. Vendors may set up Thursday, Oct. 6. Primitive camp sites, 40- by 40-ft., are $10 per night.

Location is 7 miles north of Crystal River, Fla. Look for signs. Vietnam Wall will be escorted from Inverness Airport to Veterans Reunion site Sunday, Oct. 2. Motorcycles and other vehicles invited. Event contact persons: Richard Hunt 407-579-6190, Tom Gallagher 352-860-1629, Lee Helscel 352-238-5692.

The event is a fundraiser for American Legion Post 225’s building fund. The “biggest little post in Florida” is growing and needs a post home. Sponsorships, donations and new members are also welcome.

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