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KSSL Radio holding Radiothon for South Plains Honor Flight

South Plains Honor Flight 2017 South Plains Honor Flight 2017

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For the fourth year, KSSL Radio and the Lubbock Elks Lodge are working together for the Texas South Plains Honor Flight Radiothon, August 4th, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 3409 Milwaukee, announced Cathy Whitten, KSSL owner.

The event raises funds to send local World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans to visit their war memorials in Washington, DC in October.

The 11 hour show, broadcast on KSSL 107.3 & 94.1 FM and at www.ksslfm.com, will feature stories from local veterans who have previously travelled to Washington DC on the trip, as well as several ways that the listeners will be able to help.

"Our sponsors and our listeners are very committed to sending these veterans to Washington, DC," Whitten said.  "They have shown in the past three Radiothons how important this effort is to them.  It is important that we honor the men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom."  "I was able to be a part of last year's flight as a guardian and it was a very emotional to see the reception these men and women received everywhere we went, to hear them reminisce about their service and to touch these monuments and memorials" Whitten added.

Additionally, donation stations are planned for the following locations:

Red Zone Café, 34th and Slide Road – Beginning at 7am
Tech Café, FM1585 and Quaker – Beginning at 7am
Twisted Root Burgers, 116 W. Loop 289 – Beginning at 11am
Cook's Garage, 11022 US Highway 87 – Beginning at 11am

Each of these locations will have representatives from the Texas South Plains Honor Flight what will be able to answer question and provide more information about the Honor Flight.

The Knights of Columbus, Slaton Council, 2571 will be selling pulled pork sandwiches at St. Joseph's Hall in Slaton on August 4th with all proceeds benefitting the Texas South Plains Honor Flight.

The phone numbers for donations are 806-828-5775, 806-828-5778 or 806-828-5779.

"We invite veterans to drop by and share their story with us," Whitten said.  "Those stories go a long way in this effort for the Texas South Plains Honor Flight."

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