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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

1940s Hangar Dance

Come out for our 8th Annual 1940's Hangar Dance. There will be live music of the 1940's provided by the Rebel Jazz Band, the B-17 "Sentimental Journey," and the B-25 "Maid in the Shade" from the Commemorative Air Force in Arizona will be on display along with other aircraft and vintage cars.

This year we will be commemorating the 80th Anniversary year of Pearl Harbor. There will be special guests coming to entertain us with Hawaiian dancing and music. 1940's attire encouraged, but not required.

General admission tickets: $20 in advance
$25 at door
General admission tickets are available at the museum or by going HERE and donate the ticket amount, print your receipt and bring it with you to the dance.
Reserved table of 8: $200
To purchase a reserved table please call 435-669-0655.


FLYER

Thursday, April 1, 2021

29 May 2021 - Detachment Picnic

What:        Detachment Picnic

When:        29 May 2021; Noon to 4:00 p.m.

How much:    $4 donation at the park (no paying ahead of time) for chips and dessert that the Detachment will furnish.  This year's event will be catered by McKenzie Utter - pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw.

Where:        1820 W Mathis Park Pl, St. George, UT 84770

MATHIS PARK WEBSITE 

 



Saturday, March 13, 2021

Annual Golf Tournament - 12 June 2021

REGISTRATION FORM

SPONSORSHIP FORM

TOURNAMENT POSTER

The annual Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 golf tournament is our main fund raiser for the year and we’re planning for the 2021 tournament at the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course on 12 June.  

You can register for golf and pay at the same time HERE

 


 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sugars

There's a new restaurant in town named Sugars - in the Phoenix Plaza.  The restaurant is owned by a Marine and his family.  Here's the website. 

SUGARS


929 W Sunset Blvd
St George UT 84770

Hours:

Tues-Thurs: 8am - 8pm
Fri & Sat: 8am - 9pm

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Gunnery Sergeant Rick Massey

It is with great sadness and humility that I let you know about the passing of Gunnery Sergeant Rick Massey.

Rick was a Charter Member of the Detachment and the supervisor for the Toys For Tots program in Southern Utah.  This is a tremendous blow to Rick's family and friends and his death will change the dynamics of Toys For Tots and our Detachment for a long time to come.
 
Please stand-by for further word as to a graveside Honor Guard request from Rick's family.  I urge you to keep Rick in your heart and your prayers today.  He was one of the finest, most honorable and dedicated Marines you will ever meet in your life.
 
"Fair Winds and Following Seas," Gunny Massey.
Semper Fidelis
 
 
Funeral Saturday 9 Jan 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at South Mountain Community Church, 3158 East 2000 South, St. George, UT. 
 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Marines at Pearl Harbor Event

 Click Here: Marines in the news after Pearl Harbor Commemoration at Tonaquint Cemetery

 




Sunday, December 6, 2020

2020 Toys for Tots Underway

Toys for Tots is underway - in spite of Covid-19. 

 Rick Massey and Jerry Harris collect toys at Stucki Farms Car Show

5 Dec 2020

Marine Harris accepts donation from

car show attendees


5 Dec 2020 Car Show Exhibits

December 5, 2020

By Bill Fortune
   Gunnery Sergeant Rick Massey, (Retired) is Area Coordinator for The Toys for Tots organization and was present collecting the toys with Jerry Harris, the Detachment Chaplain.  Stucki Farms generously cooperated with JC Hacketts' Car Shows and Cruise Nights, who arranged the show. Stucki Farms allowed the use of their Clubhouse for Santa to be present with a collection point set up in front of it for drive-by drop offs.
   Car show visitors came by the hundreds and dropped off toys and gifts or donated money. This year, because of the Pandemic, the opportunity to collect toys has been reduced but the need has increased. Last year Toys for Tots provided gifts for 4,481 area children and, according to Rick, “the requests are coming in heavier than last year.”
   Those who arrived without toys saw the need and offered money donations. The money donations are a very important part of the program because it helps fill the “Gap” in the collection process.  Many people think of toys for toddlers, but a real need exists for infants and teenagers/young adults. With the donated money Rick is able to purchase gifts that fill that “Gap.”
   Although the day was successful, many more such days will be needed if they are to exceed last year.  All the collection boxes are distributed throughout Southwest Utah but some of the incentives, visuals, like Marines standing near them in stores as a reminder to people, has been stopped because of the virus. A lot of requests used to be in person but are now done online.  Gunney Massey says he has a good facility, is organized and has lots of volunteers. All he needs now are toys/gifts to fill the request.
   The Marines have a saying “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome.”  That is how they are approaching the toy drive this year.  Because every child deserves a little Christmas.
   To learn more about Toys For Tots go on line to www.toysfortots.org then at the top “Find Your Local Campaign.”  Click and follow the navigation to Utah then Washington County where you may donate or make a request.