In April Woody Boater ran a series of stories about the special Military Appreciation Event that was successfully organized at the Marine Corps Air Station New River by our friends Randy & Ginger Clark and the nice folks at the Blue Ridge Chapter ACBS.
Last week Ginger received an e-mail from Al Olsen, President of the Blue Ridge Chapter ACBS that made her day, it read…
“Randy & Ginger – We had an auction at the Lake Hartwell show and raised $375.00 so we decided to include it with the $714.00 that we raised at the New River event, which will make a real nice contribution to the families in need.” – Al Olsen
Al & Bonne Olsen (above and below) from the 2011 Lake Hartwell Boat Show aboard “Norwegian Son” their very cool 1950 23′ Chris-Craft Holiday – Thanks Al & Bonne for all your help with the New River project.
We also have to extend a special thanks to all the volunteers and boat owners that made this new event a success. Boat owners from Blue Ridge, Sunnyland, RDC/Triangle, Chesapeake Bay, Indian Lake and Water Wonderland ACBS Chapters all contributed their time, energy and classic boats for this unique military appreciation event. We know the families will appreciate all the help and contributions raised from the events.
Al & Bonne Olsen were also the folks that helped tow Phil Jones and his crippled Shepherd back to shore during the Lake Hartwell Boat Show, preventing it from sinking to the bottom of Lake Hartwell… Al & Bonne have certainly done their fare share of good deeds for this year!
Images for this story courtesy of Robert & Linda Miracle, Miracle Photography.