Saturday event a ‘Salute to our Veterans’

BASCOM – The Meadowbrook Ballroom is going country Saturday for a “Salute to Our Veterans.”

The event is to be hosted by the Republic Sons of the American Legion Post 404. The organization started in 2013 and since then has donated more than $30,000 to local charities and programs, Michael Schreiner commander of the group, said.

According to Schreiner, this will be the organization’s first large event.

Schreiner is a U.S. Army veteran, having served tours in Iraq from 2003 to 2007.

“This is a great group,” Schreiner said. “I am very grateful.”

He said he decided to go with a country music theme due to his passion for the genre.

The event is to take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Ballroom and is to feature live entertainment from Nashville Crush, Eric Sowers Band and Joshua Melton. Baskets of goodies also are to be raffled off.

The event is BYOB and snacks and food from Jolly’s Drive-In are to be available for purchase. Free taxi service is to be available 10 p.m.-midnight.

Proceeds are to benefit Seneca County veterans support agencies.

Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at Simply Susan’s, Sauced of New Riegel, Viaduct Bar and Grill and Sauber’s Stumble Inn.

Schreiner said a lot of work has gone into organizing the event, and he said he owes a lot to Katie and Andrew Brickner, Seneca County Young Professionals and Joe Herbert.

“This is going to be a great community event,” Schreiner said. “People should come for the cause. A lot of people are unaware of the needs veterans face and struggle with every day.”

Schreiner said he also wants to raise awareness for the local agencies that help area veterans.

Sponsors for the event include Tiffin American Legion Post 169, Attica SAL Post 260, GW’s Fine Food and Spirits, Republic American Legion Post 404, Republic Lions Club, Green Springs American Legion Post 295, Baumann Chevrolet-Tiffin, Napoli Pizza, Republic Lumber, Fathead’s Family Restaurant, Sweetums Signatures, Smokeys Family Restaurant and Tap, Arnold Vending, New Riegel American Legion Post 354, AM Transport, Trackside Truck and Trailer Services, Handshoe Cakes, Phillips Electric, G&L Oil, Ewald Furniture, Deckers Furniture, Tiffin CrossFit, Bodyworks Fitness and Tanning, Tong’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Tiffin Ace Hardware, Buffalo Wild Wings, Stage Coach Productions, TJ’s Drive Thru, Women of the Tiffin Moose Lodge, AG Credit, Clouse Construction, RWF Services of Genoa, Hufford Family Funeral Home of Findlay, Jolly’s Drive In, Tiffin VFW Post 2858, North Central Electric Co-op and Charlie’s Small Engine Repair LLC.

For more information or to make a donation, call (567) 224-1874.