FLAT FENDER FRIENDS
Flat Fender Friends is a group of military hardware fans who have lovingly restored Jeeps and more recent military vehicles that saw service from World War II to Afghanistan. While the members may or may not be veterans, their vehicle certainly are. Dennis Beebe, a retired Air Force colonel heads the group. Call him at 686-1551 or dennis.bb @ comcast.net (without the spaces).
Flat Fender Friends participates in the Fourth of July Parade and provides a static display at the Memorial Day celebration in Solvang Park.
SYV SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
Thousands of packages of everyday supplies have been sent to deployed service men and women by Santa Ynez Valley Support Our Troops, a dedicated group of local citizens organized by Pat Sullivan, another retired colonel.
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY OPPORTUNITY SHOP
The local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts could not do what they do without the financial support of this thrift store in Santa Ynez. They are major sponsors of most of the events put on by the two posts. Please donate your unwanted items to them and purchase someone else’s unwanted stuff. 3630 Sagunto in Santa Ynez. 805-688-8005
COUNTRY GARDEN CATERING
Whether it is hosting a community welcome home dinner for troops returning from the Middle East or catering events for the American Legion and VFW, Pam Gnekow and her Country Garden Catering support local veterans in their patriot activities. Ask Pam about catering your next event. 805-688-4571.