The Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group is holding their annual “spit shine” car wash Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Shores Church, 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, in Dana Point.
This year, the Marines will be joined by Dana Hills High School football players to wash the cars. The fun and entertaining gathering will include a complimentary continental breakfast and barbecue food court, a “combat kids’ zone” with face painting, an area where youngsters can don flak jackets and helmets for a photo and a “combat fatigue zone” where patrons can relax with professional massage therapy. Combat gear, police and fire equipment will also be on display.
The entire family friendly event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
All proceeds of the fundraiser will go toward the construction of an Operation Enduring Freedom Monument inside the 5th Marine Memorial Park and Garden at Camp Pendleton. The monument, expected to cost around $40,000, will be dedicated to those who have given their lives in Afghanistan and will be completed by year end.
“There couldn’t be a better cause than honoring those men lost who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf so that we might enjoy the freedom they have sought to preserve,” said Terry Rifkin, support group outreach committee chairwoman.
Visit www.danapoint5thmarines.com for more information.