Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bowers Insight

Monday, December 14, 2015

Toys for Tots Activities

The following is sent at the request of Toys for Tots Coordinator, Rick Massey:

1.   15 Dec 2015 Toys for Tots event at Texas Roadhouse.  Have dinner on 12/15/15 at Texas Roadhouse and 10% of sales goes to Toys For Tots.  See you there at 1630.

2.  15 Dec 2015 Toys for Tots final screening at the Red Cliffs Mall. Time is 1730-2100.  Looking for some help. Last week's screening went really well. I expect this screening to be busy with about 40 applicants. Everyone had fun and enjoyed the previous week. Please send an e-mail to Rick Massey if you can make it. 
3.  19 Dec 2015 - Toys for Tots event at Ricardo's Restaurant located on Bluff St. Location where the Car Show was held. 10% of sales goes back to Toys For Tots.  Encourage everyone to come out and re-cap the Toys for Tots Drive plus enjoy some great food and most excellent company. Suggestions and input for next year's drive are encouraged and welcomed. I will be there at 1800.  Look forward to seeing everyone there. Bring your spouse, friends, family. Restaurant is roomy and has lots of seating area.

Thanks to everyone for their support and hard work. Toys are being collected, pulled and readied for deliveries. The end is in our sights. Carry on, Marines! Ooh-Rah. Semper Fi!  
Rick Massey

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

6 thru 10 Dec 2015 - Screening for Toys for Tots Recipients

I have received approval from the Red Cliffs Mall Manager Heather Cox, to conduct the Toys For Tots application process at the mall.  The screening will take place in the Red Cliffs Mall, north side near the food court, near Dillards. The mall will provide one table and four chairs.  As of this time, the following schedule will be initiated to accomplish our goals to screen all applicants to insure they are qualified. Toys For Tots applicants will be screened for the following three (3) items:

a. Proof of residency in the County - Rent/mortgage bill, utility, phone, etc.
b. Birth certificates on all children they are applying for. Birth certificates must be original or certified true copy.
c. Utah State Driver License or Utah State I.D.

As of this time, I have scheduled the following times with the Mall to conduct our Toys For Tots Screening Process:

Sunday -         12/06/15  1400-1730    2:00-5:30 pm

Tuesday -       12/08/15  1730-2100    5:30-9:00 pm

Wednesday - 12/09/15  1730-2100    5:30-9:00 pm

Thursday -      12/10/15  1730-2100    5:30-9:00 pm

One hour, two hour, or the whole shift would be great.
I will need help to screen the applicants for the above listed items. Marine Corps members or their spouses are more than welcome to help out.  Please send me an e-mail at ( and I will coordinate help for this screening endeavor.  
R/S Rick Massey  435-668-4813


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sign Up for Door Duty at WalMart TFT Fundraiser

In the link BELOW is a sign-up sheet for door duty at WalMart.  Please open the document, enter your name in as many slots as you can work, then close the document.


Thursday, November 19, 2015


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Eat at Chili's - Support Toys for Tots

There will be a fundraising event at Chili's Restaurant Tuesday, 17 November 2015, from 1100-2300 hours. 15% of the days proceeds will go to the local Toys For Tots Program to benefit Washington County.  Come out and enjoy some delicious food and great company for lunch or dinner. 

 311 Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, UT
across the street from the Outlet stores
17 November 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

11 Nov 2015 - Veterans Day Marines

SunRiver Honor Park Ceremony
11 Nov 2015 at 0900
 Washington City Veterans Day Parade
11 Nov 2015 at 1111
Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 Marines Lead Off


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

10 Nov 2015 - AFJROTC at Birthday Ball

These four Dixie High School AFJROTC cadets who performed a drill for us at the Birthday Ball were all four Devil Pup graduates.  We are so proud!!

Noah Hume (2015 DP), Cole Cutner (2014 DP), Kolin Terrell (2015 DP) and Jack Wright (2014 DP).

 A good time was had by all!! 


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Larry Mineer sent this birthday wish.
Happy Birthday, Marines!

Monday, November 9, 2015

11 Nov 2015 - Coray Canyon Elementary Visit

To All from Commandant Grisier:

I went to the post office today to mail some letters and while there I found four (4) letters addressed to the Commandant Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 553, St George UT from children attending the Coral Canyon Elementary School.  While the envelopes were addressed by the children, inside was a form letter addressed to "Dear Veteran."  It read as follows:

Dear Veteran, At our school, Coral Canyon Elementary, the fifth grade is preparing our songs for singing in the Veterans Parade and to our Veterans that we do every year.  We have been learning of the many sacrifices you made for all of us and we wish to honor you on this special day.  I would like to invite you to our school for our Veterans Day Program on November 11, 2015, at 2:30 pm, Coral Canyon Elementary, 3435 East Canyon Crest Avenue, Washington, UT.


Each letter included the name of the child that sent the letter, they are:  Phoebe Galicia, Edyson Hernandez, Laken Smith, Carson Wood.

I realize that we have a parade on the 11th.  The parade should be over by 0930.  I would appreciate if at least four Marines could join with me and attend the Coral Canyon Elementary School to recognize and personally thank the children for their letters and their patriotism. Uniform will be ceremonial or red shirt/black trousers.

A sign-up sheet is attached at the top of this post.

D'Arcy E. Grisier, Commandant

Saturday, November 7, 2015

7 Nov 2015 - Flag Raising Ceremony for Elks

Saturday November 7, 2015––Members of the Marine Corps League, Dixie Detachment 1270 color guard raised the national colors at the 3rd Annual Elks Charities Benefit Shoot. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

5 Nov 2015 - Colors

November 5, 2015, Dixie Center, St. George, Utah––Members of Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 form a color guard to present colors for the opening ceremonies of the Department of Agriculture meeting held at the Dixie Center.  From left to right are: Bill Toole, Larry Mineer, Steve Handy and D'Arcy Grisier.