Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops
P. O. Box 12122, Spring, TX   77391-2122

Events/Activities                                                                                    

                
        

  2014 Tomball German
        Heritage Festival

               March 29th-30th, 2014

    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will be participating again this year in Tomball's German Heritage Festival.  Please stop by our booth and support our troops by making a donation or purchasing a t-shirt, ball cap or car magnet.  There will be all kinds of German food and music celebrating German culture and heritage.  Tables and chairs will allow you to relax while enjoying your German Bier and Giuhwein.  There will be a traditional German entertainers, lots of craft and food booths, and much more.  Admission is free and there will also be a parking shuttle.  For additional information, please visit their website at www.tomballgermanfest.org



              



     

   
   Travis Manion Foundation
        9/11 HEROES RUN
                 September 6th, 2014

    The 2014 9/11 Heroes Run is once again bringing communities throughout the country and around the world toegether to honor the sacrifices of all of the Heroes of September 11th - veterans, first responders, military, and civilian. We honor the fallen by challenging the living.

    This is a run for charity with 50% of race proceeds being donated directly back to local 501(c)(3)'s whom also strive to honor the fallen, or those who continue to serve our country every day for our freedoms and safety. The run starts at 9:00am at Ellington Airport, Main Gate, 11602 Aerospace Avenue, Houston, TX 77034.  Race costs are $30 per person.  For additional information please visit www.911heroesrun.com/runs/locations/Texas/houston  for registration information.

    Volunteer, Run, or just come out to cheer and watch - it promises to be a great time. Make sure you stop by our Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops' table and support our troops!  If you're undecided about participating ask yourself, "if not me, then who..."

            


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   14th Annual Houston
     Hot Sauce Festival
         September 20th-21st, 2014

       Come out and join Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops at the Hottest Party in Texas on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 11am to 6pm and on Sunday, Sept. 21st from Noon to 5pm.  We will have a fundraising booth where you can stop by to show your support for our troops.  The festival will be at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road (which is less than 2 miles east of 59) in Stafford, TX 77477.
    This year's festival will include a wide variety of food, ongoing stage entertainment, free children's activities, contests, prizes, and give-a-ways.  As always, admission includes the sampling of a variety of fiery food products.  For additional information and/or directions contact the  
Hot Sauce Festival directly.
  

       
           


  
         

    15th Annual Houston
       Salutes American
    Heroes Veterans Day
                 Parade
                November 11th, 2014


    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will again be participating in this year's 15th Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Parade with our own personally designed float.   Come to downtown Houston and enjoy all the marching bands, military vehicles, floats, and marching military units as we pay tribute to all our American Heroes.  Additional information can be found at http://www.houstontx.gov/nov11/index.html.  



           


     
  
     
124th Annual MAIFEST
       Brenham, Texas
                 May 3rd & 5th, 2014
 
    
Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops is excited to participate in the 124th Annual Maifest in Brenham, Texas on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th, 2014.  This is one of the oldest German Heritage festivals in the South.
     
 Except for several years during World War I and World War II, the festival has been held annually since 1881 and celebrates the proud German heritage of its residents as well as showcasing the youth of the community.  There will be live music, arts and crafts vendors, dancing, festival food, a parade, and coronation ceremony celebrating the German heritage of Central Texas......and it's FREE!
    Please stop by our booth and support our troops by making a donation and/or purchasing a military car magnet for your vehicle(s).  For additional information about the festival, please see
www.maifest.org.  We look forward to see you there!


         






    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will again be attending Hempstead's Watermelon Run For The Fallen.  This is a 5K Run/Walk/Roll honoring all of our Fallen Heroes.  There are festivities to be held at the high school where the race will begin.  There really is watermelon served following the race in addition to the reading of the names of the Fallen.  Operation Lone Star will not have a booth at this event, but will be participating in the race and we hope to see everyone come out and enjoy the day.  Additional information regarding how to sign up to run in this event can be found at http://watermelonrftf.org.   


                     

           

       
KROGER COMMUNITY
        REWARDS PROGRAM


    You can also show your support for the troops by participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.   Just visit  www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com and sign in to your online account or create an account.  Find and select our organization from the list of non-profits and click "Save" Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops No. 83879.  You will start earning rewards for our organization on qualifying purchases made using your Kroger Plus card.  Your participation in this program will help further our mission of supporting the troops.
 
 

                      


            






       

                                                         

       

       5th Annual Stars &
      Stripes Charity Golf
             Tournament

      
             May 5, 2014

    
Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops is excited to participate in this year's 5th Annual Stars & Stripes Charity Golf Tournament to be held at The Clubs of Kingwood on Monday, May 5, 2014.  Presented by the Houston Police Officers' Union, additional details to follow soon.  Mark you calendars now for this fun and exciting event.


           




     


      Warrior's Weekend
                      2014
         Port O'Connor, TX
              May 17, 2014

       
            

    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops is excited to once again attend this year's Warrior's Weekend 2014 in Port O'Connor, TX.  This is an amazing weekend put together by the Warrior's Weekend organization where wounded military personnel and their families arrive (many from various hospitals including BAMC and various other facilities) and are treated to a fun day of fishing along the Texas Gulf Coast. Festivities begin at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday, when the Warrior's arrive.  There will be a reception for them at the airport where the public is invited to come and show their love and support for our Heroes.  Other activities can be found at the www.warriorsweekend.org website.  There is also a Field of Honor, located at the corner of Mockingbird and Sam Houston, in Victoria, Texas where hundreds of flags are posted to honor those who have served.  The flag posting ceremony will be May 3rd, 2014, with the Dedication ceremony on May 8, 2014.  For more info regarding the Field of Honor, please contact Col. Mike Petrash at (361) 579-9575.















           



                  

    40th Annual Huntsville
       Fair On The Square
                 October 4th, 2014


    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops is excited to once again be participating in the annual Huntsville Fair On The Square.  This is the 40th year that this event has been held and it promises to be a lot of fun.  
    The Fair On The Square is an annual arts and crafts show on the restored historic downtown square in Huntsville, Texas and features entertainment throughout the day.  There will be more than 300 vendors exhibiting their crafts and wares as well as numerous food vendors selling their delicious treats.  
    As in prior years, Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will be exhibiting our military support items (including car magnets, t-shirts, ball caps, and other patriotic items).  All monies collected will be used to support our troops, both those deployed and our wounded warriors who have returned home.  We look forward to seeing you in October at this fun event!


          
              


      
    
                           

              34th Annual
  
KATY RICE HARVEST
              FESTIVAL
    October 11th - 12th, 2014 (Tentative)


    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will once again be participating in the 34th Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival on October 11th and 12th, 2014.  The annual festival is two exciting days of family fun and entertainment located in historic downtown Katy, TX, just 28 miles west of Houston, along Avenues B and C, 2nd and 3rd Streets.
    There will be continuous live entertainment on two stages in addition to craft and food booths, a carnival and much more.  This has been voted by the Katy community as the Best Annual Community Event and Named One of Houston Area's Top Ten Festivals, so you won't want to miss the fun!
    Additional information on the festival can be found by clicking on the following link [Katy Rice Harvest] or by sending us a note through our Contact page on this website.
     Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will have a booth at the event and be taking donations for care packages, along with having car magnets, t-shirts, ball caps, and other patriotic items available so that you can show your support for our hardworking Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Seamen, and Coasties!  We look forward to seeing you there.   

 

            

    

  2014 Tomball German
       Christmas Market
            December 13th - 14th, 2014


    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will be participating again this year in Tomball's German Christmas Market.  Please stop by our booth and sign a card for the troops.  There will be 3 German tents and music stages that will house biergartens decorated with German themes and Christmas lights to get you in the Christmas spirit.  Tables and chairs will allow you to relax while enjoying your German Bier and Giuhwein.  There will be a traditional Dutch Santa, Elf, live Christmas tree, clowns, jugglers, strolling entertainers, and much more.  Admission is free and there will also be a parking shuttle.  For additional information, please visit their website at www.tomballgermanfest.org


            



               

      WREATHS ACROSS
   AMERICA -
 HOUSTON
 
                December 13th, 2014
 
    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will once again be participating in the Wreaths Across America - Houston wreath placement event being held at the Houston National Cemetery located at Veterans Memorial & TC Jester, Houston, TX.   For anyone not familiar with this tradition, wreaths are placed on the headstones of some of our Nation's fallen heroes to honor them during the holiday season.  The ceremony (including presenting the seven large wreaths that represent one for each branch of the services and the MIA/POW's) will begin at 11:00am.  The wreath placement will follow directly after that at approximately noon.
    If you are interested in sponsoring a wreath for a loved one, you can contact Wreaths Across America - Houston at www.waahouston.com and follow the sponsorship prompts.  
  

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