Updates

May 15, 2019

Hello Everyone!

Gold Star Banquet tickets are now available @ The American Legion Post 134, 2520 Goodman Rd. W. Horn Lake, Ms and Dabbs Gun & Pawn, 7957 Hwy. 51, Southaven, Ms.  The banquet is scheduled for July 20th at Cypress Hall in Hernando, Ms. & will include a meal, a live auction, and 2 raffles and we have some great items.  Tickets are $45 single/$70 couple (pre-buy) or $50/$75 (at the door). Tables for 8 are also available.  The “Colonel” table is $1000 & includes 8 meals, 16 Major raffle tickets & 80 Minor raffle tickets, the “Lt. Colonel” table is $500 & includes 8 meals, 8 Major raffle tickets & 40 Minor raffle tickets.  Major raffle items are valued from $100 to $500 and Minor raffle items are valued from $25 to $100.  All proceeds will go toward a pavilion placed in the DeSoto County Veterans Park in Southaven, Ms. and dedicated to Gold Star Families.  The post is open from 12pm to 9pm Sun. thru Thur. and 12pm to 12am Fri. and Sat.  Y’all hurry and get your tickets and join us for a great evening for a great cause. God Bless to All!!

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May 12, 2019

Hello Everyone!

We are still waiting on the updated rendering (or drawing) and it appears we may receive it this week.  I’ll be picking up the banquet tickets tomorrow and I’ll let everyone know where & when they will be available for purchase.  We’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!! 

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May 5, 2019

Hello Everyone!

We had to move the location of the pavilion in the park, so we are waiting on an updated rendering (or drawing) from a company previously under consideration as Reed’s Metals could not work out the changes we requested.  We’ll let you know as soon as said rendering is received.  We are also having a banquet planned to raise funds for the pavilion and the public is invited.  As soon as tickets are available I’ll let everyone know where they can be purchased.  We’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!!

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March 30, 2019

Hello Everyone!

We are keeping in touch with Reed’s in case they can work out the changes we requested as well as continuing to look into other possible vendors but no news to report so far. We’ll keep you posted. God Bless to All!!

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February 28, 2019

Hello Everyone!

Got a call yesterday from a couple that was walking at the park. They were kind enough to inform us the U.S. flag and the POW/MIA flag both needed to be replaced as they were tattered. Thank you so much for the call!!! We replaced those flags this morning and have also ordered new flags for each military branch as we noticed it won’t be long before they need to be replaced as well. Thanks again for the call!!

On another note, we’re getting ever closer to the pavilion being placed in the park.  Requested changes have been sent to Reed’s and we are awaiting new architectural drawings and a new rendering.   We’ll keep you posted as things progress. God Bless to All!!!

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February 8, 2019

Hello Everyone!

Progress on the pavilion is moving along.  The board reviewed and voted on all  proposals for the pavilion.  By unanimous vote, Reed’s Metals in Tupelo, MS. will be erecting the pavilion with a few requested changes.  No specific time or date can be given at this time as to it’s completion, it all depends on the weather, but we’re hoping for early spring.  I’ll keep all informed as things progress.  God Bless to All!!

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January 30, 2019

Hello Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year!!  Brick order #5 is in process so be sure to get your orders in, the sooner we meet our minimum order quantity the sooner we’ll get them back.  God Bless to All!!

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December 23, 2018

Hello Everyone!!

Troy the Brick Mason laid brick order #4 Monday the 17th and, as usual, they look great!!!  Thanks so much Troy!!! Once the bricks and mortar cure we will be out there cleaning them, basically removing the dust residue. Brick order #5 is now open and we are taking orders. I’ll keep all informed as we progress.

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November 9, 2018
 
Hello Everyone!!

Just want to let you know we have our Veterans Park signs on the interstate. We’d like to express our sincere appreciation to MS. Senator David Parker for his assistance in getting our Veterans Park signs on I-55 as well as the off ramps, both north & south bound, they look great!  Thanks again Senator!!!

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October 6, 2018

Hello Everyone!!

The new lights on the “Walk of Honor” are up. Bryan from Flagpole Express, that donated the poles for the new lights we purchased, came out and set them last week and they look and work great! It’s amazing how much more light is afforded to those who walk the “Walk of Honor” looking for their Veterans bricks. We can’t thank Bryan enough for all he’s done for us and the park, he’s a super guy! If your looking for beautiful, top of the line flag poles for your yard or business, there’s no one better than Flagpole Express! God Bless to All!!

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September 1, 2018

Hello Everyone!!

Have a great update on the pole for the “Walk of Honor” light!!!  Got a call from Bryan with Flag Pole Express and he requested we come his place by this morning and get not 1, not 2, but 3 poles he was donating to the park for the “Walk of Honor” lights.   All the poles in the park, both flag poles and light poles, will match.   WOW, what an awesome guy!!   If you want a flag pole in you’re yard, (we have 5 at our home) or your place of business, this is the gentleman you need to call!  Great guy that does a great job at a reasonable price.   When we determine where they will be placed he’s going to set them at no charge, but we’re going to provide the concrete.  I’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!!

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August 23, 2018

Hello Everyone!!

Update on the pole for the “Walk of Honor” light!  Called Lowe’s yesterday and learned that someone was supposed to call us and let us know the pole we ordered was not available and a credit would be issued.  So it wasn’t the manager who dropped the ball, it was someone else, but I will inform him that someone did.  Glad I called or I still wouldn’t know anything!  Contacted Flag Pole Express, where we purchased the flag poles for the park, and he quoted us a great price and he will install it.   With board approval, the pole will the ordered and light will be up.  I’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!!

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August 21, 2018

Hello Everyone!!

Here’s an update concerning the possibility of using some kind of high gloss or semi-gloss sealant on the bricks.  I talked with the brick engraving company and she contacted they’re brick manufacturer and they strongly suggest not to put anything on them.

On another note:

When we placed order #3 on the “Walk of Honor” we noticed there were places that needed more light on the bricks, so we purchased a solar one.   It required a tall pole so we placed a special order for one from Lowe’s on the 6th with a scheduled arrival on the 10th.   We went to pick it up and it had not arrived nor could they find where it had been ordered!   Oh well, things happen, so we placed the order again with a “we’ll call you when it arrives, it shouldn’t be long.”  As of this post, and after having just checked the tracking number, it’s still not here.  To say I’m disappointed is an understatement!   Lowe’s has been suburb when it came to anything dealing with the park until this, maybe it’s due to a new manager!  I’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!!

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July 29, 2018

Hello Everyone!!

Went to the park early this morning and checked out the bricks.  The rain the other day helped but there was still some mortar dust residue.  It took about 45 min. with the cleaning solution to go over them and they look a lot better.  We’ll be checking with our contact at the brick engraver company tomorrow to see if there is any kind of high gloss or semi-gloss sealant we can use on them.  I’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!!

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July 26, 2018

Hello Everyone!!

Brick order #3 was laid yesterday evening, July 25, by Troy the Brick Mason with help from his family.  He’s reasonable and he did a great job!  He also replaced 3 bricks for us.  If you have any kind of brick work you need done or a project you want done, he’s the guy!  Check out his work at troythebrickmason.com and call 901-281-3835.  We went out today to clean them up a little.  Due to the replacements, which had to be cut out, there was, and still is, some mortar dust residue on the bricks.  We used what clean water we had but we will go back again unless we get lucky and get some rain!!  I’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!!

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July 6, 2018

Hello Everyone!

Hope all had a great 4th of July, remembered and honored our Veterans and celebrated the 242nd birthday of our wonderful county.  Brick order #3 is scheduled for engraving and delivery the week of the 16th.  I’ll keep you posted.

On another note, the architectural concepts of a pavilion & museum are beautiful, and we received approval last month.  We will concentrate on the pavilion this year and possibly the museum next year.  I’ll keep you posted on this as well.  In the meantime, check out the 4 newly stained picnic tables that are in the park, they look beautiful!  God Bless to All!!

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Jan. 11, 2018

Hello Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year! We are in the process of updating the website now that our beautiful park is open.  We have had SO much positive response to the park and we are SO proud of it.  It was truly a labor of love to honor our precious Veterans. We will be posting updates when warranted throughout the year.  Thanks again to everyone who came together to make this park possible!  God Bless to All!!

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December 31, 2017

Hello Everyone!

A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to all that participated, donated, and visited the park this year, you are all the best!!  We also want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2018!  God Bless to all!!

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