Our first fundraising event is under our belt! Special thanks to everyone who came out to support our inaugural ride. The threat of nasty weather may have kept some from participating ... but what a great day it turned out to be! Good friends, food, and FUN!
Next up is the 10th Annual Angier Bike Fest - this is the second year OHHH is involved. Come on out to the Depot and
Our second Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser was a HUGE success! OHHH hometown helpers and board leaders served flapjacks to 40 guests.
Many thanks to the wonderful people of Fuquay-Varina - the support given to us at the information and donation booth at Wal-Mart and the flapjack breakfast was overwhelming.
Unfortunately, our EGGstravaganza did not turn out how we planned. The Commander of the WTB canceled the event after postponing it the week before due to the tornado that came through Eastern NC. However, we donated half to the WTB families and the other half to those displaced from the tornadoes. OHHH wanted the children to have a HAPPY Easter!
Next up is the Harnett County Ag Fair - OHHH was given free space on Saturday, May 7th between Noon - 2pm. Please stop by and show your support for Harnett County!
Our first flapjack breakfast fundraiser is under our belt! Operation HHH board leaders and hometown helpers served flapjacks and sausage to 30 guests at the Applebee's on Hwy 70 in Garner. A great time was had by all and we look forward to serving flapjacks to our guests on April 9th.
Stop by the Operation HHH tent on Saturday, March 19th outside the Wal-Mart in Fuquay-Varina. Grab some literature, become a Hometown Helper, purchase a ticket for our flapjack breakfast on April 9th or pick up our Wish List and purchase one or more of the items while you're shopping and droop off on the way out. Items donated go to our military Heroes!
I must admit I am not off to a good start with posting to the blog. OHHH is in full swing with Spring right around the corner! This Saturday, March 5th, we are hosting our first flapjack breakfast fundraiser at the Applebee's on Hwy 70 in Garner. Our goal is to raise enough to cover the costs associated with our Ride for the Warriors on May 14th. More to come!
We celebrated our first anniversary on December 29th just as we closed the door to 2010. Since our inception we not only became incorporated and received tax exemption status, we participated in 4 community events, donated more than 1,000 plastic candy-filled eggs for military children to "hunt" on Easter, served up cotton candy in the Summer heat, whipped up 500 desserts, received 500 lbs of spiral ham, distributed 200 lbs of candy, contributed thousands of coupons, co-hosted a Christmas Party for 610 wounded warriors and their families, and much-much more. Special thanks to our sponsors, hometown helpers, and board leaders for all you've done in 2010.
One of my goals for 2011 is to share with you on a weekly basis what is happening with OHHH. As we move into the New Year with many exciting activities, we hope you will join us. Come Grow With Us!
Operation HHH had a wonderful Halloween with our Wounded Warriors! After arriving and getting our treat table organized, we went trick-or-treating to each soldiers room and handed out a bag full of goodies. Fun times!!!! Several of the soldiers and their families were dressed for the Costume Contest - we still don't know who that masked man (No, not Batman) was ... I guess you could call him/her a Grim Reaper or Zombie. Whoever it was he/she took first place! It was not an easy job to judge the contest. Wished they all could have won! Several other activities included BINGO and Fear Factor games. I'll post a picture below so you can see how messy, but fun the games were.
OHHH also participated in its first Veteran's Day celebration! Special thanks to our board members who spent the day decorating our truck with patriotic items and distributing lollipops to the children with OHHH information.
The next few weeks are jam-packed with activities!
It's been a busy time of year for Operation HHH. Shortly after the Crepe Myrtle Festival we joined the Town of Benson for the 61st Annual Benson Mule Days on September 25th. As with our other community events - we had a very fruitful day.
On October 16th we spent the afternoon with our Wounded Warriors at the annual Octoberfest. Hometown Helpers, THANK YOU, for providing 100+ cupcakes, 3 pumpkin bread, 2 pans of brownies, 1 cake, 1 sheet cake, and 3 gallons Apple Cider. Without the continued support of our Hometown Helpers, we could not continue our mission.
Next up is the WTB Halloween Party!
Operation HHH participated in its second community event on Sept. 11th in Downtown Angier. It was a GREAT day - OHHH met some wonderful new friends and volunteers! Visit our Image Gallery to check out photos taken at the event.
What a fun-filled day at the WTB Family Fun & Fishing Day! Hundreds of soldiers and their families enjoyed delicious food, games, train rides, horseback riding, and door prizes.
We spent the day making cotton candy - the smiles were just priceless. Actually had some soldiers taking in the treats too! Definitely had some struggles with the cotton candy machine . . .but we had a fabulous day. PINK hair and all.
OHHH also had the pleasure of working alongside American Gold Star Mothers Dogwood Chapter - they were serving up sno-cones!