Flip Flop Festival proceeds to help fund the Port Lavaca Bayfront Veteran’s Memorial

The 6th Annual Flip Flop Festival in Port Lavaca, TX, will be benefiting the Bayfront Veteran’s Memorial. Bayfront Peninsula.

The purpose of the memorial is to recognize military veterans past, present and future. This memorial will be a 6-point star measuring 36’ foot depicting all military branches and will include bricks engraved with a veteran’s name, pavers that line a donor walkway and granite benches for visitors. The center of the star will feature a Family Circle which will place the names of family members who served together.

The project has been three years in the making. Organizers need to raise $125,000 to build the memorial.
The goal is to provide a calm, quiet place in a beautiful surrounding to reflect on the heroes past and present who gave so much of themselves to protect our freedoms. A secluded area of the City’s Bayfront Park (also the site of the festival) will be the home of this beautiful memorial.

“We’ve spoken to numerous local veterans and we are committed to keeping the area clean like cutting the grass,” said Greg Falcon. “There’s several places in our community that honor veterans but there isn’t a place where families or veterans can go to reflect. We want to make it nice for members of the military.”

The engraved bricks are $80 each, and if you purchase 4 you get the 5th one free. The bricks have a lifetime warranty and will include the veteran’s name, date of service and military branch. They will be etched by computer and filled with epoxy to prevent damage.

There are also sponsorship opportunities for organizations that can be discussed which will be placed on a Donor Wall ranging from $250 – $2,000.

“The 6th Annual Flip Flop Festival is going to be the best yet, especially because the proceeds are benefiting the Veterans memorial. It’s an exciting event every year,” Jennifer Schulte, one of the event organizers. “But I have to say it’s been the most fun to work on this year because it’s been the most meaningful.”

For more information on purchasing a brick engraved with a veteran’s name or a paver in honor of your organization, please contact City Hall at 361-552-9793 x221. Bricks and Pavers will also be available for purchase at the Flip Flop Festival! If you would like to learn more about the memorial, volunteer or request a representative to speak to a group please contact the Calhoun County Council Members.

Calhoun County Veterans Council Members:

Gregory Falcon
Veterans Council Chairman

Jerry McClendon
Veterans Council Adjutant

Lee Rivera
Port Lavaca City Councilman

Jack Mageluzzo
VFW Commander

Casey Crowder
American Legion Commander

Eddie Rendon
G I Forum Commander

Ron Lankford
Veterans Council Planning
Committee 719-661-1515

Jesse Briseno
Veterans Council Planning
Committee 361-676-2685

Flip Flop Festival
August 30, 2014
501 E. Main
at the Bayfront Peninsula in Port Lavaca

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