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Honor Flight Fundraiser

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Monday, May 27, 2013by millie.lange

Taking heroes to see their memorial. The Central Illinois Honor Flight Memorial Day Fundraiser will be held Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the KC Hall on West Fayette in Effingham. The menu this year includes boneless pork chop, fried chicken and all the trimmings. The meal costs $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. All WWII veterans eat free. Drive through carryouts are available by phoning 343-3915 or 844-2401. "Song of the Soldier" . . . a Tribute to Our Military . . . a live musical will be held at the Effingham Performance Center at 3 p.m. Tickets will be available during the fundraiser or at the EPC Box Office.

The Central Illinois Honor Flight offers free trips for World War II veterans to the memorials in Washington, D.C. Over 1,300 veterans from Illinois have made the trip. It costs $500 to send one veteran to Washington, D.C. and they need your support.