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Fundraiser to help bring monument to Forks VFW

Feb 19 2019
Sequim Gazette

Village Concepts of Port Angeles/Park View Villas, hosts a pancake breakfast fundraiser to support the Forks VFW effort to bring a Gold Star Families Memorial monument to Forks, from 7:30-10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1430 Park View Lane, Port Angeles. 

The breakfast includes a full breakfast of Gold Star pancakes, a Denver frittata, sausage patties, fresh fruit and homemade cinnamon rolls.

Led by Tom and Janet Hughes, Forks VFW members are in the midst of fundraising and planning for a September 2019 installation of the monument. 

The closest of these monuments, of which there are more than 50 in the United States, is in Sparks, Nev. The monument coming to Forks would not only be the first in Washington state, but the first in the Pacific Northwest. 

The breakfast will include entertainment by local musician Carlos Xavier, raffle prizes and both Tom and Janet Hughes will be on hand to talk about the project and show the model of the monument. They also are selling “Challenge Coins” and have lapel pins to give as gifts for those who make a donation. 

Cost to attend the breakfast is $10, $7 for seniors. No reservations are needed. 

For more information, contact Beth Pratt at 360-452-7222 or