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Women Veteran group to hold fundraiser today for new monument

Boomer’s Sports Lounge will be having a fundraiser August 19 from 4-8 p.m. for the Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex working to raise money for a female veterans monument to eventually at the Bossier Civic Center.

Boomer’s, a new sport’s club owned by a USAF retired boom operator, will be supporting this group and coordinating this fundraiser. Boomer’s is located at 7521 Highway 80 in Princeton.

There will be entertainment, corporate sponsors making donations, and several raffles of donated items from local businesses.

The Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex’s goal is to raise approximately $100,000 to erect a bronze statue of a Woman Veteran at the Veterans Memorial at the Bossier City Civic Center/City Hall in Bossier City.  The statue will depict a Woman Veteran in battle dress uniform standing on a granite base with five bronze service seals and the inscription “Dedicated in honor of those women who have, those who are and those who will serve our great Nation“.  The statue will be surrounded by engraved granite and terra cotta bricks which will be available for purchase.

The nonprofit group is also looking to generate scholarships for female veterans in the future.

For information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WVALTLA/?fref=ts or their website at: https://www.womenveteransofthearklatex.org/

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