Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation gives biggest donation in 2018

Press release

The Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation (“CCVF”) announced 2018 net proceeds donated to charities were $46,000, which is the largest amount donated to veterans’ associations in CCVF history!

CCVF donated $31,200 to Fisher House, $6,100 to Hope For The Warriors, $6,100 to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and $2,600 to the Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department for all of their air show support from water operation preparedness to the onsite first aid station.

Patty Evans, President of CCVF announced that CCVF has donated over $234,000 to veterans’ organizations since its inception in 2009. Mrs. Evans also announced that she will be stepping down after leading the organization for many years. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working on our fundraisers which has primarily included Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show (“TOCCL”) and I am grateful for all the support I have received over the years” Mrs. Evans stated.

Mrs. Evans also announced that Lyn Thomas has been elected as the President of CCVF and she and the new board are already hard at work preparing for the 2019 TOCCL Air Show which is scheduled for July 6. 2019. “I am grateful that Lyn has stepped in to lead the CCVF and I will be there to support her as she transitions into this new role.”

Mrs. Thomas has been a long-time resident of Pinnacle Club; her dad was a Veteran and Pilot and she has been an air show supporter since the first time Randy Ball flew his MiG-17 over the lake in 2004. She is also a CASA advocate and has worked with other veteran organizations and has helped organize many community events.

Lyn Thomas, stated, “CCVF will forever be indebted to Patty and the previous CCVF Board of Directors and Officers for their tireless work and enthusiasm that made CCVF and TOCCL the tremendous success it is today.”

Mrs. Thomas stated that “We are working on some exciting air show acts to supplement the great acts that have performed in the past. Randy Ball and his Russian MiGs are scheduled again and we are exploring other options including military aircraft”.

Mrs. Thomas stated “We are so thankful for the incredible generosity of the Pinnacle Club residents and the Cedar Creek Lake community for their past support of CCVF. We hope you will consider a year-end donation to help us secure air show performers for the 2019 TOCCL Air Show and ensure that we can continue support for local veterans. We can’t do it without your support!”

About CCVF: Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation mission is to “honor the courageous men and women who have served to protect our freedoms by providing financial support for those agencies responsible for their care and nurture. Our core focus is assisting the wounded, injured and disabled – both Active Duty & Veterans, within the Northeast Texas Region”. The principal fundraising activities for CCVF are the Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake airshow and our annual golf classic. Currently, CCVF supports Fisher House, Hope For The Warriors and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. CCVF is operated through a volunteer group of directors and officers and all proceeds from the fundraisers are distributed to our supported charities. CCVF is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. Please go to www.ccveteransfoundation.org to learn more.