Four local veterans will travel to Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight later this month thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Madera Rotary Club, the club announced Tuesday at its regular meeting at Madera Municipal Golf Course.
The club’s fundraising efforts included donations received for a chance to win an M-1 Garand Rifle of the type used in World War II. Each person who donated had a replica World War II dog tag with their name inscribed entered for the drawing.
Initial Madera County Honor Flight recipient Ted Sanderson pulled the winning dog tag from nearly four hundred in a large container near the end of the meeting.
Three more local World War II veterans, Phil Benson, J.B. Overstreet and Frank Olono, will be joining Sanderson on the Honor Flight. According to Rotary president Ren Hallett the fundraiser became a community service club mission...