Friday, June 11, 2010

Grizz Bowl 2010: Bigger and badder than ever

Grizz Bowl 2010: Bigger and badder than ever: "The Soaring Eagle Blue Star Moms will be on hand making their second appearance at the event. The moms are scheduled to sell their delectable five fan favorites.
These sweet treats are $1 each and include Rice Krispie treats, chocolate chip cookies, frosted sugar cookies, brownies and cupcakes.
The mothers will also be tossing patriotic beach balls and miniature footballs into the crowd to keep energy levels high.
All proceeds from sweet treat sales will be put in the group’s general fund, which provides support for troops serving their county, veterans and the Susanville chapter of Blue Star Moms.
The group has grown tremendously according to chapter president Christine Boyd. The moms are currently at 68 members.
The Susanville chapter ranks at No. 5 out of the 21 chapters in California ahead of San Diego, Fresno, Yuba City and Lancaster. Nationwide the chapter is ranked 11th out of 215 for membership.
“I guess someone forgot to tell us we were a small town,” said Boyd. “The support that we have received from this community is incredible. There is so much pride and patriotism here. The Blue Star Mothers date back to 1942 and to be a part of that history means everything to me.”
Boyds son, Lane Morrow, recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan and Boyd could not be happier.
Donna Spaan, another Blue Star Mother, spoke of her son Justin who is serving as a combat medic for the U.S. Army in Basra, Iraq.
“I have raised my children wanting to volunteer, to give of themselves more than they have received. I stand in awe of what my son is doing.”"

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