H.E.R.O. committee final meeting of the year

Members of the Brown County H.E.R.O. Tribute Committee held their last meeting in 2016 on Dec. 5 wrapping up a year-long campaign to bring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Brown County.
The meeting was opened by Chairman Bill Grabill.
Member Bill Prichard commented that Richard Prichard would be handling the cannon that will be at the Traveling Wall event in May, 2017. He said at least five people are needed to be with the cannon. He said three people were already on board, but two more were needed.
It was announced that the Brown County Change for Charity group will hold yet another Quarter Auction on Feb. 18 in Fayetteville. Profits from the event will go to help defray the costs of bussing students from Brown County schools to the wall at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. The group is looking for items to be auctioned off.
Treasurer for the H.E.R.O. group, Rick Banyea reported to the group that there is $15,412 in the Health & Wellness account and approximately $5,813 in the checking account.
Ed Bailey reviewed the information gathered on the seven K.I.A. (Killed In Action) from Brown County.
“I have contacted the families of five of the K.I.A. soldiers,” Bailey told the group, “The other two families are currently being tracked down. We would really like to encourage all the family members to attend this event.”
Co-chairperson for H.E.R.O., Annette Fitzpatrick turned in $49 from sales at the Gaslight Theatre last month, and some funds were turned in for Saturday night.
Graybill presented a layout of the fairgrounds, showing the wall location.
The next meeting of the Brown County H.E.R.O. Tribute Committee will be held on Monday, Jan 9 at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center.