Wexford Missaukee Veterans Fund
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015
An event was held in October to support the Wexford Missaukee Veterans Fund. The event: "A Veterans Celebration - A Musical Salute" was held in the CHS Auditorium and was hosted by the Wexford Missaukee Veterans Committee. Cadillac High School students that are members of the Youth Advisory Committee of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation, students in the Digital Video Production class at Career Technical Center along with student musicians were major contributors in the production. The fundraiser paid tribute to decades of war through music. The production included musical productions both live and recorded accompanied by raw footage of conflict and war. The goals was to provide a representation of the climate in our country during different wars as was portrayed by the music of that time.
Kammy Cook, Teacher "CHS Digital Media Production student Dakota Pike assisted as Ian Mark (of Grayling) spent over 25 hours editing the project with committee member Mr. Bill Ewald. Dakota also taped the event. It was an honor to help the Cadillac Area Community Foundation and all the volunteers pull together such an important tribute. Our students had the opportunity to work with an outside client and they really delivered."
Sara Catlin, a member of the Youth Advisory Council: "The YAC was really there to help usher and work the refreshment table. We also all wanted to show our support for Mrs. Kimbel, she was really proud of this event so we're happy it went well."
Linda Kimbel with the Cadillac Area Community Foundation indicated that there are plans to make the entire recorded program available publicly so others may experience the power of music in times of war.
The Veteran's Fund was established to assist Wexford and Missaukee County Veterans, their spouses and dependents with emergency needs. Examples of such needs could be transportation to health and human services at veteran-approved facilities, personal emergencies, critical needs related to housing, heating, or home repairs, and even short-term funds to meet personal needs while Veterans Affairs claims are being processed.