Local briefs, Nov. 10, 2013

November 10, 2013 

Vets can get free car wash on Monday

Clear Sunset Car Wash, 6415 State Road 64 E., Bradenton, along with more than 2,200 other car wash locations across the nation, will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The giveaway is part of the Grace For Vets FREE Wash Program to honor and recognize those who have and are serving in the armed forces.

Grace For Vets was founded by Mike Mountz, former owner of Cloister Wash & Lube, in Ephrata, PA, in 2004.

For more information, call 941-746-9274 or visit ClearSunsetCarWash.com.

Elks raise $6,500 for charities in golf tourney

The third annual Lakewood Ranch-Sarasota ELKs Golf Tournament raised $6,500 for local charities.

The tournament, held Oct. 26, drew more than 100 golfers. The team of Bob Delosh, Eddie Delosh, Ed Delosh and Neil Holmes had the lowest score of 55, while Jack VanFranken had the longest drive.

The local ELKs Lodge has more than 430 members, and new members are welcome. Inquiries can be made at the Lodge at 4908 Lena Rd. or by calling the Lodge at 941-727-2855.

Session set on local role of women in the military

MANATEE -- The Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the Air Force Association is presenting a forum on "The Evolving Role of Women in the Military" 9 a.m.- noon Nov. 16 in the Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

The Keynote speaker will be Amy McCullough, the news editor of Air Force Magazine. Her article "Women in Combat" was the cover story for the August issue.

Other women who have military experience -- hopefully ranging from World War II to today's active force -- have been invited to discuss women's roles during their time of service.

There is no fee for attendance. However, seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Make reservations at: http://afa.thundertix.com/

-- Herald staff reports

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