In support of Manasota Operation Troop Support and the Honor Flight of Southwest Florida, Post #301 in Ellenton is holding an old-fashioned hogroast on December 8th from 1:00 to 6:00pm., Complete with corn on the cob and lots of live music, it's an open event to everyone for two great causes. The Ralph Mantel AMVETS post located at 2443 US Highway 301 North will be having entertainment all day, a silent auction and bake sale, and $1.00 drafts. The Anna Maria Privateers will also be their with their "jail", so bring someone who can bail you out! A meal donation is requested, $8 pre-paid or $10 at the door.
Manasota Operation Troop Support helps families of local troops deployed in the Middle East and sends monthly care packages to the soldier or Marine filled with food and mail.
Honor Flight of Southwest Florida is dedicated to transporting World War II Veterans to be honored at their memorial in Washington, D.C.