Honoring our Heroes  
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  Operation Welcome Home  
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Thurs, Oct 5th 2017  5:00pm
Rochester International Event Center
7333 Airport View Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902

An evening of Great Music, Food, Friends & Auction to Benefit

        Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch’s

  Operation Welcome

Operation Welcome Home has served over 800 military members and families in the past 9 years.  To honor their service and to help deal with the challenges of military service, this program provides retreats for military members, veterans, and their families at no cost. 

This event is a way to celebrate their service along with raising the funds needed to run this program.  We would love for you to sponsor a table, half table, or buy individual tickets.  Invite your friends, family, or employees to join you to help spread the word about this. There will also be a live and silent auction. 

We're excited to have former US congressman Tim Penny as our keynote speaker for the gala. 

Tim Penny represented Minnesota’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1982-1994. He also served 12 years in the US Naval Reserves.  Throughout his congressional career, Penny placed an emphasis on budget issues. He chaired the Democratic Budget Group as well as the Porkbusters Coalition. Currently, Penny serves as Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) president & CEO. He is the co-author of two books, Common Cents (1995) and The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics (1998).

Special music by the talented Johnny Holliday:

 Excellent Jazz musician and performer Johnny Holliday serenades audiences with his unique renditions of popular songs and original music providing an amazing show that is tailored to any event. With Smooth, Latin & Contemporary Jazz as well as several other styles, his repertoire reflects his virtuosity. Johnny brings a different dimension to his music, as he is both a disciplined military member, and a man of deep faith. He offers an excellent collection of recorded works as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, alongside his expertise in front of an audience, a fact our armed forces know well. When you see and hear Johnny Holliday playing, you are having a great time!

Johnny is often found performing in concerts, festivals and on televised shows as well as for Military Dignitaries and Ambassador’s from Foreign Countries. Some of his previous performances also include opening for major artists such as Al Jarreau, Lauryn Hill, Lalah Hathaway Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown, Acoustic Alchemy, Bob Hope and many more. His music is sought after internationally within both popular civilian and military circles. And on special occasions, Johnny is requested to perform at personal events, from dinner parties to formal military balls by 4 Star Generals.


We wish to thank our Sponsors

Platinum (Event) Sponsors

Rochester International Event Center

Gold Sponsors

    Perkins      KAAL      Orbital ATK              CHIP Solutions      Wells Fargo       American Waterworks       CJ Auto Sales       Rochester Ready Mix       Peoples Energy Coop       Rochester Motor Cars      Econolodge       ECI             Davies Printing Company         Sunshine Sanitation      1Source      KBS      NWTF      Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial     

Silver (Half Table) Sponsors

Pro Image       Rochester Premier Bank      Sandberg       Great Deeds       Babcock Autocare       LAP      Beetle's Bar Grill     Andy's Liquor      Arnolds Supply      Gillys Auto Sales      Bob the Bug Man      Autumn Ridge Church      Christos Bookcenter      ReMax Dave and Lois Marris
2017 © Honor Our Heroes Fundraising Gala

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