Last December Village of Sunbury and Delaware County officials gathered at 293 Prairie Run Road in Sunbury to break ground on a new home being built for a wounded veteran. The home is to be built for USMC Veteran Mike and his wife Kelsey with his specific needs in mind, and the build will be ADA compliant.
Among the more than 75 well wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony were Sunbury Mayor Tommy Hatfield, Delaware County Sheriff Russ Martin, Delaware County Commissioner Gary Merrell, and Vans Valley Church Pastor Larry Dewitt.
Other than those in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony, most Big Walnut area residents have not had the opportunity to meet Mike and Kelsey. Now they have an opportunity to meet the former Marine and his wife during a Sunday, July 26, picnic lunch at the Big Walnut Grill in Sunbury.
Brats and hot dogs will be served during the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. event, along with live music by the Misfits Toys. There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and door prizes.
Early bird tickets are $10 for adult meals, $5 for children’s meals. Day of the picnic meals will cost $12 for adults and $6 for children. Go to < adaptivehomescdc.org > and click Donate to pre-order tickets or make a donation to the Adaptive Homes project in Sunbury.
Adaptive Homes, CDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and will be the portal for the community project, all trade labors and local vendors will be locally contracted when available, keeping jobs in Sunbury and Delaware County.
Adaptive Homes, CDC is also committed to transitioning Wounded Warriors back into the mainstream and to that end Adaptive Homes, CDC train disabled veterans in the construction trades and is looking for licensed and skilled tradesmen to volunteer to assist with on-the-job training.
To participate in this build and others planned this year, Adaptive Homes, CDC is seeking additional volunteers (skilled and unskilled) as well as materials donations and financial donations.
For additional information contact < Katie@adaptivehomescdc.org > or call 614-805-3706.
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