The Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department will hold a block party this Sunday to benefit the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior.
The party, called the Community Concert for the Troops, will be held between noon and 6 p.m. on Earle Avenue in front of the fire house of Rescue Hook, Ladder and Bucket Company #1.
The concert will include music by Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band, the band Playback, and others. The groups will perform inside a Town of Hempstead showmobile parked on Earle Avenue, which runs between Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road.
The cost is $20 per person, but military personnel in uniform can attend for free. There will be a large number of raffles prizes and Operation Wounded Warrior T-shirts will be sold. Additionally, chances will be sold for someone to win a fire helmet made especially for this event and Operation Wounded Warrior.
The Lynbrook Fire Department, which is actively involved in Operation Wounded Warrior, raised nearly $13,000 from a Salute to Our Heroes block party held last year. To proceeds benefit wounded warriors, including some who plan to travel from the Walter Reed Medical Facility in Bethesda, Maryland to stay in Lynbrook this weekend so they can attend the concert. Lynbrook firefighters will also be taking these soldiers, who have never been to New York before, to see the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center.
"The committee hopes that residents and neighboring fire departments come out to support the great work of the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior," said Ex-Captain Steve Grogan, spokesman for the Lynbrook Fire Department.
"The concert also gives the residents a chance to greet those wounded warriors who attend and thank them for their sacrifice," added Ex-Chief Kevin Bien, who is chairing the event.
Persons seeking additional information about Lynbrook's block party can contact Ex-Chief Bien at 516-993-6074. For more information about Operation Wounded Warrior visit NCFF-OWW.com.