The two-day event will be held at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center in Callicoon, NY on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29. Organized by the Committee for the Families of Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets (a 501 C3 not-for-profit organization), the Radiothon is sponsored by Thunder 102 and the River Reporter.
Continuous entertainment will feature performances by bands such as Chris Barran and the Bandits, Elvis and the Roustabouts as well as John Simmons, who will sing his new release “Chosen.”
There are several ways to donate. Eighteen ShopRite stores in the area are currently selling Eagle Cards and holding additional fundraising events.
In addition, Rolling Thunder ® Chapter 4, NY is holding its Salute Veterans Ride VIII in conjunction with the Radiothon on Sunday, August 29. The ride will form at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Monticello ShopRite located in the Thompson Plaza on Route 42 in Monticello. Sgt. Eddie Ryan, USMC, and his family will lead the ride. Kick stands up at 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation for riders is $10 per person, and checks can be made out to SCAF Com. For Families of War Vets. Contact Bear at 845-807-8325 for more information.
Donations also may be made on the days of the event by tuning in to 102.1 FM in most of Sullivan County, or 107.7 (in the Port Jervis area), 94.9 (Rock Hill area) or online at www.Thunder102.com. ShopRite stores will also be taking donations, or you can mail a donation to CFWV, 65 Liberty Street, Monticello, NY, 12701. Click here for a mail-in pledge card.
Eagle Cards, an additional way to donate, can be found at the following locations:
Bethel – Benji & Jake’s
Ellenville – ShopRite
Hancock – Hancock Liquors
Harris – Catskill Regional Medical Center
Liberty – ShopRite, Liberty Diner
Mongaup Valley – The Wet Noodle
Monticello – ShopRite, Nelda’s Cutting Edge, Monticello Meat Market, Monticello Farm Home & Garden, Tilly’s Diner, Blue Horizon Diner, Carmine’s Meat Market
Narrowsburg – Narrowsburg Inn, Whistle Stop, Narrowsburg Liquors
Rock Hill – Dutch’s Tavern, Steve’s Music Center
Roscoe – Buffalo Zach’s
Sullivan County Airport – Fly In Saucer Cafe –
Yulan – Yulan Service Station, Yulan Country Store, Yulan Fire Department, DJ’s Wood Decorations
Honesdale, PA – Kitchen Center, Baer’s Sport Center
Milanville, PA – Milanville General Store
For more information about the Home of the Free Because of the Brave Radiothon or the Committee for the Families of Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets, click on this link: http://www.familiesofwarvets.org/.
(Photos for this story by Carol Montana)