Art show raises money for Honor Flight

LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Many might have plans to stake out the best spot for some local Veterans Day Parades on Saturday, but, if you're not the parade type of person and still want to partake in the holiday's festivities, there is an event for you, and it's for a good cause!

It's called the Veterans Patriotic Art Show. It has been going on all week but will wrap up on Saturday. Many local veterans and community members stopped by the Lake Ozark Christian Church to look at the different paintings, photographs, and other forms of artwork done by some local veterans, including on man named Don Avey.

"He just started painting a couple years ago, and started putting his things in the show. And he won first place in the mixed media section," said Mary Andeline, local artist and sponsor of the event.

The proceeds from the art show go to help local veterans take the honor flight, which allows veterans to fly to Washington D.C. and view the respective memorials to the wars they fought in for our country.

This is the third year for the show, but it's been successful raising money for the Central Missouri Honor Flight for the past two years. Coordinators hope to continue that success this year.

"We were able to give the Central Missouri Honor Flight around $4000 in the last two years. It makes us feel good to be able to help the veterans go on their honor flight," Andeline said.

The awards ceremony starts Satuday at 2:00 p.m., but you stop by the Lake Ozark Christian Church starting at 9:00 a.m. to get a look at some of the artwork before the ceremony.

Organizers say there will be silent auctions and raffles for some prints of different artwork, as well as a choir singing a tribute to the veterans. They also say spouses of veterans will receive a gift given by one of the sponsors.

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