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Getting ready to Stand Tall for Veterans

Colusa County Sun-Herald - 9/19/2018

Sept. 19--Standing Tall for Veterans will host the second annual fundraiser dinner and auction in Colusa in mid-October to raise money to serve local veterans.

The Yuba/Sutter/Colusa organization hosts the annual Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down, providing veterans with access to support and services, said Jerry Paine, a member of the Standing Tall for Veterans board.

Mike Nichols, president of Standing Tall for Veterans, said the fundraiser was started with the help of Nick Micheli, who said he would help set up the fundraiser if some of the funds went toward services for veterans' families.

The service he specifically asked for was for when veterans have to go out of town to seek medical attention. Some of the funds help the families find lodging near the hospital the veteran has to go to.

"(He said) he would like us to use some of the funds from this and we will find out what (the families) need and write a check," Nichols said.

He added that the organization has helped two families in this manner.

"We don't want to use the money for frivolous things, we want to use it for people in the area," he said.

Standing Tall for Veterans acts as a network to direct veterans to services that help them in whatever situation they may be in. Nichols said veterans in need can come to the office.

According to the Standing Tall for Veterans website, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa and Butte counties are home to over 30,000 veterans.

"We are open to the tri-counties," Nichols said. "We are not going to turn veterans away ... We want to make sure they take advantage of the benefits (the organization offers). We want to be here as a network center and put them in the hands of people to get them the help they may need."

The Standing Tall for Veterans' second annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction will be held on Oct. 12 at The Showroom at Colusa Casino, 3770 Highway 45, Colusa. No-host cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple. Sponsor tables are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.standingtallforvets.com.

The event will have a presentation of colors from the Beale Air Force Base, a POW MIA ceremony where shriners from Sacramento will put on a presentation, a live auction, raffle prizes and more.

The auction will have items such as custom-made quilts from local quilters, a trip for two to the San Francisco bay, a guided duck hunt and more.

The raffle will have prizes such as a Chevy Cruze, a Kyco by Arctic Cat ATV, a mountain bike, Kymco Quad Runner and more.

All items were donated by local businesses and individuals who support local veterans, Paine said.

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Standing Tall for Veterans Fundraiser

What: This event raises money to support the area Veterans Stand Down and to help provide services to veterans of Colusa/Sutter/Yuba counties.

When: Starting at 6 p.m.Oct. 12.

Where: The Showroom at Colusa Casino, 3770 Highway 45, Colusa.

Tickets: $75 per person; $140 per couple.

For event or sponsorship info or to purchase tickets, visit www.standingtallforvets.com.

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(c)2018 the Colusa County Sun-Herald (Colusa, Calif.)

Visit the Colusa County Sun-Herald (Colusa, Calif.) at www.appeal-democrat.com/colusa_sun_herald/

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