Red Cross throws concert for U.S. troops
aboard USS Hornet
USS Hornet stationed at Alameda Point will host an open day and
to raise funds for holiday gift packages to be sent to troops
fighting the Bush administration's war on terror.
Lara Moscrip, Bay City News Service
September 29, 2006
The American Red Cross will host a benefit concert and festival
to raise funds to send holiday packages to troops stationed abroad
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. aboard the USS Hornet stationed
at Alameda Point.
The event, Troopfest 2006, will include a benefit concert with
five hours of classic rock music on the hangar deck, with performances
by Cocktail Monkeys and Doghouse Riley, according to Elizabeth
Leslie of the Santa Clara Valley chapter.
Troopfest 2006 will include a barbecue lunch, aircraft
carrier tours, sponsorship tables, a drill team and color
guard competition and a raffle. The raffle's grand prize is a
12-day cruise for two from Holland American Line.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children age 12-17, $7 for
children 5 to 11, and those younger than 4 get in free. Tickets
are $10 with a valid military I.D.
Tickets can be purchased at Streetlight Records at 980 S. Bascom
Ave. in San Jose, at Customer Service Realty at 2155 S. Bascom
Ave. in San Jose or at the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American
Red Cross located at 2731 N. First St. in San Jose.
More information on how residents can participate in the event
is available by calling Julie DeMaria at (408) 373-8635.