Wreaths Across America fundraiser at Marblehead VFW on Oct. 7

The Marblehead chapter of Wreaths Across America will hold a fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 7, at the VFW at 321 West Shore Dr. from 6-11 p.m. Tickets, available only at the door, are $20 and include sponsorship of a wreath, 10 raffle tickets and a wristband.

The Melody Makers will perform and food has been donated from Mino’s, Gerry 5, Whole Foods and Tony’s.

Raffle prizes were donated by local businesses, including Patriot Seafoods, Davio’s, Carmen’s Jewelry, Shubies, Gilbert and Cole and Beacon Hill Imports. Additional tickets can also be purchased at the event.

Wreaths Across America aims to place wreaths on veterans’ graves during the holidays. Last year, Teresa Collins began mapping veterans’ graves in Waterside, Star of the Sea and other Marblehead cemeteries.

Air Force veteran Ronny Knight said the effort honors veterans’ service and sacrifice. This year, 2,500 wreaths are needed at $17 each. So far, 816 have been sponsored.

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