Saturday, August 16, 2008

Concert, fireworks benefit U.S. troops

Tulsa World: Concert, fireworks benefit U.S. troops: "BROKEN ARROW — The Blue Star Mothers and First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow are teaming up for Bands of Freedom, a benefit concert and fireworks show scheduled for Friday.

Gates open at 3 p.m. on the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow campus, 100 W. Albany St.

Children's activities will include inflatable games, face painting, balloons and an opportunity to write letters and color pictures for American troops. The letters and pictures will be included in the boxes that sent to deployed troops by the Blue Star Mothers.

The concert starts at 5 p.m. The lineup includes Dennis Jernigan, Wayne Watson, Marty Magehee, CO3 and New Fire.

Fireworks will follow the concert.

Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older, $2 for ages 3 to 12. Family passes are $25.

Funds raised will go toward Blue Star Mothers' efforts to support the troops."

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