Variety Show Fundraiser Benefits Local Veterans

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Meals on Wheels of Long Beach and The Rock Club’s ‘Rock for Vets’ will host the 2nd Annual Variety Show Fundraiser on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at The Scottish Rite “Ernest Borgnine Theater.” The proceeds will help feed homebound Veterans in the Long Beach and Signal Hill area with daily meals from Meals on Wheels and provide funding for The Rock Club’s ‘Rock For Vets’ Veteran focused Music Instructional Program in Long Beach.

Live musical performances by the ‘Rock For Vets’ Music Educational Band, Freddie Davis Jr. (performed with The Drifters, The Platters and Hank Ballard’s The Midnighters), Long Beach’s own Boxcar 7, The Windy Ridge Bluegrass Band, the Pin-up Doll Platoon, plus Sean ‘ELVIS’ Martin.  Numerous raffle items, a silent auction and Gourmet Food Trucks with the Long Beach Derby Gals as hostesses (kicks off at 12pm).

Meals on Wheels & Rock For Vets 2nd Annual Variety Show Fundraiser is Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 2:00pm–5:00pm at The Scottish Rite “Ernest Borgnine Theater” 855 Elm Street, Long Beach, CA  90813. Doors open: 12:00 noon.

Variety Show tickets are only $25.00 per person and if you cannot attend, please send a Veteran in your place. To purchase tickets now or to donate for a Veteran, visit  find and click ‘Save the Date’ image on the right.

Seating is open and limited. Tickets will be held at will call & confirmations sent via email.  We realize that you have a choice of who you support throughout the year. Please join us in this great collaboration to make this event a huge success.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available; please contact Frank McIlquham, Director of The Rock Club via email to or Bill Cruikshank, Director of Meals on Wheels of Long Beach at

Event Sponsors: St. Mary Medical Center, Fresh & Easy Markets, Home Instead Senior Care, Speedpro Imaging Long Beach, The Queen Mary, Delightful Crepe Café, Delius Restaurant, Long Beach Ballet, Long Beach Playhouse, California Repertory, Q Guitars, International City Theater, Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Antica Extra Virgin Olive Oil, BC Auctions, The Fit Stop, Long Beach Derby Gals, KMC Musicorp, Downtown Long Beach Business Association, Greg Campbell DDS Dentistry, CareMore, Signal Hill Tribune, Long Beach Post, Orange County Breeze, California Bowlers Association, Turner Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Orozco’s Automotive, Performance Plus Tire & Automotive, Scottish Rite Ernest Borgnine Theater, BC Auctions, Rock for Vets & Meals on Wheels of Long Beach.

About The Rock Club “Rock for Vets” program: The “Rock for Vets” music instructional program founded in May of 2010 is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located at the Long Beach VA Hospital. The program provides veterans an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument or sing and become part of the band that is guided by former professionals from the music industry. The band practices twice a week and as they develop their skills, perform in public for a variety of organizations and fundraisers both at the VA Hospital and in the community. As one veteran stated, “This program gave me a reason to live. I no longer have thoughts of suicide”. For more information please visit

About Meals on Wheels of Long Beach: Meals on Wheels of Long Beach (MOWLB) was established on March 1, 1971 and is a non-profit, non-government funded, 501(c)(3) community service organization. The program operates with the assistance of over 300 dedicated volunteers, numerous donors and seven permanent staff. MOWLB provides a service of two home delivered nutritionally balanced meals w/ beverages each weekday for individuals who are unable to shop and cook for themselves and who may live alone. Our clients consist of seniors, veterans, the physically & mentally disabled and chronically ill adults in the Long Beach and Signal Hill communities. The meals are delivered by an army of “Friendly Visitor” volunteers who not only bring a meal but a visit and smile each day. For more information please visit


One Response to “Variety Show Fundraiser Benefits Local Veterans”
  1. Home-bound veterans already get meal benefits paid for…WHERE’S THE MONEY REALLY GOING?