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VETS SUMMER FEST 2017

Operation Chillout c/o Anthony F. DeStefano MAJ, USAR (Ret)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

VETS SUMMER FEST 2017

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Welcome to Vets Summer Fest Homeless Veterans FUN Raiser! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, CHILDREN WELCOME...FREE WILL DONATION ACCEPTED FOR ENTRY - Give what you can afford to an annual event to help local NJ Homeless Veterans.  Saturday, AUG 12 from 11AM to 8 PM at VASA Park off Wolfe Rd in Budd Lake (GPS Address is 1 Vasa Dr., Hackettstown, NJ 07840)....Get ready for fun with a Bike Run from Tramontin Harley Davidson Exit 12 off I-80 in Hope NJ - registration at the dealership begins at 9 AM with arrival at Vets Summer Fest between 11:15 and 12 PM  The first great band goes on stage at 11 AM...Then check out the honoring of our veterans and opening ceremonies at 12PM followed by more music right up to closing!  The car show is always a big hit with vintage and recent models of all types...50/50 raffles, cold beer, prizes, great food and vendors of all kinds, a great Kid Zone and more!  The concert stage will rock with Todd Young and the Gringos; Stone the Planet; Atlanta Cafe'; Big Bone Daddy; Triple Addiction and more yet to be added to the bill!

A great time will be had by all!  CHECK US OUT at www.vetssummerfest.org

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VASA PARK
1 Vasa Drive
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Operation Chillout c/o Anthony F. DeStefano MAJ, USAR (Ret)

OPERATION CHILLOUT Founder and Director, Deacon Ray Chimileski would like to introduce Major (Retired) Anthony F. "Tony" DeStefano - an Army veteran of 24 years Reserve Service with Active Duty during the Post 9/11 period in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

His interest in the plight of homeless veterans led him to join in the work at OPERATION CHILLOUT in the year 2004.  He has risen in the organization to become the Homeless Veterans Outreach Coordinator.  Having been a professional musician for years prior to his ARMY service, he was drawn to the promotion of the four musical events undertaken so far. The Inaugural OPERATION CHILLOUT Homeless Veterans Benefit Concert in 2011, held at the famous Stanhope House, was a great success - as was the second Annual OCO HVBC the following year.  Having outgrown the indoor venue, we moved to the friendly confines of Vasa Park in 2013 and have been there ever since. The 2017 event will be a FREE WILL DONATION for Entry!  Give what you can and enjoy the day!!

This year we are continuing the outdoors tradition of the past several years in a festival atmosphere and a much bigger event.  We sincerely thank all who are helping, promoting,performing, sponsoring, and attending VETS SUMMER FEST 2017.  Homeless veterans in New Jersey are waiting for our supportive services and rescue... all BECAUSE OPERATION CHILLOUT WAS THERE!  

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