Area Veterans Groups Receive Donations

PATRIOTFEST PROCEEDS: On Jan. 30, Tulsa-area veterans organizations were awarded proceeds from the 2017 PatriotFest, an annual event to honor America’s military that takes place along Route 66.

Courtesy City of Tulsa

On Jan. 30, Tulsa City Councilor Jeannie Cue and west Tulsa community leaders awarded proceeds from the 2017 PatriotFest to local veterans groups. The event generated $15,000 in proceeds for veteran partners.

PatriotFest was created in 2014 by Cue and west Tulsa partners to support Folds of Honor and other military organizations that regularly provide assistance to veterans. The event coincided with the patriot golf tournament held in Owasso the same weekend.

The annual event recognizes local veteran organizations and allows cars to cruise along Route 66 starting at East Central High School in east Tulsa and ending near the Route 66 Village in west Tulsa. A car show follows the cruise with a day full of family-friendly activities.

PatriotFest will be held May 26, 2018.

The 2017 proceed recipients are:

Northeastern Oklahoma Veterans Memorial Cemetery (provides free burial for veterans and their spouses): $5,000

Coffee Bunker (Tulsa’s only peer-run drop-in center offering support for service members and veterans): $4,000

Tulsa’s Veterans Day Parade: $2,000

Folds of Honor (provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen and disabled service-members): $1,000

G.I. Wishes – A Pet for a Vet (matches rescue animals with veterans and families for companionship purposes): $1,000

Blue Star Mothers, Oklahoma Chapter 1 (Based in Tulsa and serves all of Oklahoma): $1,000

Webster High School’s JROTC: $1,000

Updated 01-31-2018

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