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10:00 am

Military Family Salute & Reconnection Brunch

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Leonard Post, Jr. #6251- VFW, 2450 Walden Ave
Cheektowaga, 14225 United States
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You are cordially invited to the WNY Chapter of the American Red Cross’ Military Family Salute
and Reconnection Brunch to be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The brunch will held at the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Leonard Post, Jr. #6251, 2450 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY. The
event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.
NYS Senator, Robert G. Ortt, will be our distinguished keynote speaker. Mr. Ortt enlisted in the
New York Army National Guard in October of 2001 in direct response to the attacks on the
United States on September 11 th . He served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom
as a combat mentor-advisor to the Afghan National Police in Kandahar City and was awarded
several medals in recognition of his service. Mr. Ortt has been a New York State Senator for the
past 4 year being sworn into office in January of 2015.
The event is FREE for all local veterans, reservists, National Guard members, active duty
personnel, and military families and friends. We would also like to extend an invitation to your
organization’s members to join us that day as we honor our local heroes.
In addition to our speaker and brunch, local military and community agencies will be
represented, providing information on local resources and programs. If you are interested in
having an information table at the event please RSVP as soon as possible. To attend the event
please RSVP by May 24 th by calling the American Red Cross and leaving a message at 716-878-
2371 or by emailing Lisa Taibi at lisa.taibi@redcross.org.

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11:00 am

Rock The Gates Vol. 3 // The Strictly Hip & More

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12 Gates Brewing Co., 80 Earhart Dr.
Williamsville, 14221 United States
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Join us for our biggest party of the year! Our third annual music and beer festival will be held at 12 Gates on Saturday, June, 1st from 11am-11pm. Expect a full day of entertainment and special beer releases.

Ultimate Tribute Band Lineup:
The Strictly Hip - Masters of the Music of The Tragically Hip
The Strictly Hip have spent years and thousands of performances respectfully and accurately recreating the music of Canada's most popular rock band with painstaking attention to musical detail.

AC/DC Tribute Band

Unleash the Lion
Pearl Jam Tribute Band - Members include regular taproom performer Julian Burgio Music

All Or Nothin Band
Tom Petty Tribute Band

Special Beer Release
Strictly Hop IPA
16oz 4-Packs and Cases Available

Exclusive VIP Tent Tap List:

10-Ply - Milkshake IPA
Tacocat - Pilsner with Tequilla Oak & Lime
Mr. Finish Line - Rye IPA
By the Blood Orange Moon - Blood Orange Wit
Pertnear - New England-Style IPA
Dirty Dangles - Double IPA
Breaking the Seal - Micro IPA
It's Pronouced Go-zah - Gose


Prize Giveaways throughout the event.

Raffle Prizes Include: 12 Gates Branded Kegerator & more
*Portion of the proceeds will be given to WNYHeroes.org

Vendor announcements and more coming soon.


GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 Pre-Sale / $20 Door


Entrance to Rock the Gates
Voucher for 12 Gates pint glass (while supplies last)
1 Beer (Must be 21+)

VIP: $50 Pre-Sale / $60 Door (if available, limited quantity)


Entrance to Rock the Gates
12 Gates Rastal Teku
Swag Bag of Commemorative Gifts
2 Beers (Must be 21+)
VIP Tent Access (8 Exclusive Beer Releases Available!)
Pre-Purchase Offering for Strictly Hop (16oz 4-Packs & Cases Available)

Complimentary Pass:

Offer for active military and veterans. Must show valid government issued I.D. at the gate. Does not include pint glass or beer.

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Howling Rooster: Bands, Brews, & Baskets Fundraiser

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Howling Rooster, 529 Englewood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14223
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Proceeds go to WNY Heroes. 529 Englewood Ave., 14223. Please join us at the Howling Rooster as they host this fun event to benefit our local heroes.

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