Are you new to the mountain communities but have a child that is serving in the armed forces? If so, you might not know that there is a local chapter of the wonderful group, Blue Star Moms. The women meet the first Monday of the month except in August.
Meetings start promptly at 6:30 p.m. at Arturo’s Restaurant on Hwy. 189 in Blue Jay. There’s a social hour before the meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!
For information on the local chapter send an e-mail to: mkinnick1@gmail,.com.
This year the local chapter has been so fortunate because the women at the Lake Arrowhead Country Club that play 18 holes of golf choose the local Blue Star Moms chapter as their charity for the annual golf tournament. This fun event was held last month and I know it went well.
One of the programs this active group of great women has participated in for the past few years is the Banner program where our women and men who are serving their country have a flag with their photo on it that is perched on a light post or other high place around our communities. The last flag raising took place on August 28 when Jason Granger’s banner was erected on a pole at the top of Hwy. 189 at the entrance to the Lake Arrowhead Post Office. Naturally, his wife and three young sons attended along with other friends and family.
When the women participated in the very successful Mountain Top Days Parade in Running Springs a couple of months ago the ovation they got from the people lining Hilltop Blvd. was huge. To say we all appreciate these moms is such an understatement. They are very active in many mountain events and last week when I was at the Pine Cone Festival, there were the Blue Star Moms.
With sons and daughters deployed to lands far away from home there is little we, individuals can do to help them but we can help their families so do what you can to promote this great organization. Each mom of every soldier or sailor is, whether they’re in the organization or not,a Blue Star Mom and each and every one deserves as much support as we can give them.
For information on this important local chapter log onto http://www.rotwbluestarmoms.com or call (909) 553-3003.