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January 15, 2009

Support Our Troops Day on April 19, 2009



Dear Mayor:

We invite you to join us in support of the New Jersey National Guard State Family Readiness Council, the Lawrence Lions and American Legion Post 414, with a personal donation to their “Support Appeal” to benefit our troops and their families. You can make your check payable to “N.J.N.G.S.F.R.C.” and mail it to:

P.O. Box 5692
Trenton, NJ  08638-0692.

We, also, encourage you to do what you can, locally, to promote this effort, which will culminate, this year, on “Support Our Troops Day,” Sunday, April 19, with a 1:00 P.M. Concert by New Jersey’s own Blawenburg Band at the National Guard Armory, 151 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648.

Founded in Blawenburg, New Jersey, in 1890, the Blawenburg Band is a community band—part of a great tradition that began when towns depended on their own people to provide live music. They are one of the oldest community bands in the state, and among the most active. They play about 30 concerts a year at holiday parades, community celebrations, church socials, and many of the nursing homes and retirement centers in our area.

The 75 members of the Blawenburg Band range in age from their teens to their nineties, and include teachers and students, research scientists and computer specialists, homemakers and active retirees, a lawyer and a documentary film maker. Some players have had years of musical training and professional experience. Others learned to play as schoolchildren, and are dedicated amateurs.

If you are interested in getting more information on the Concert or any other Council activities, contact them at the above address.

Thank you for your support and God bless our troops and their families for all of their sacrifices on our behalf.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director





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