Debbie Buckley, the city's Renaissance Coordinator, sent me an email today for this great event:
This coming Saturday, December 13, 2008, Fort Thomas is honored to be part of a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Veterans Nursing Home in Fort Thomas at 1:00. This will be the first of it's kind and everyone is looking to see if this goes well. The wreaths were donated by the same company that makes them for the Arlington Cemetery. The program is similar to what will be at Arlington. Our Fort Thomas Army Reserve Until will provide the Color Guard for the ceremony. Steve Verrigni, who is the Senior Ride Captain for Kentucky, is planning the dedication. The ceremony will last about one hour.
After the ceremony, Santa will be arriving with his elves. He will have 60 goody bags for children. Please make sure that you bring your children to see Santa. Once Santa has distributed his toys, he will be visiting the Veterans themselves who are in the Fort Thomas VA Nursing Home.
Here is my last request: SANTA IS IN NEED OF SOCKS AND GLOVES TO GIVE THE VETERANS!!! Or if you want, you can make a donation and I will buy the socks and gloves. Please support our Veterans since they have given their lives for us to have our freedom. Sorry for such a short notice but we were just asked last night to help with this. Please show your support by making some type of donation!!
If you have questions about the event or want to donate please contact Debbie at DBuckley@FtThomas.org