Thur. June 24, 2010/ VOL. 5, Issue 25
Warner Barracks gears up for Independence Day By Ashley Bateman, USAG Bamberg Public Affairs U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg personnel anticipate another fun-filled July 4 this year. To celebrate America’s independence, Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employees have planned a variety of events and entertainment for Soldiers, civilians and Families. Special Events Coordinator Terri Hofstetter encourages community members to check out the program, which will run throughout the day. “Fourth of July overseas is a little different and some Soldiers and Families have a difficult time celebrating Independence Day while away from home,” Hofstetter said. “We offer a great way for our community to feel at home with a piece of America right here. We offer traditional American foods, such as burgers, hot dogs and barbecue, in a family atmosphere.” File Photo
The day will begin with a golf tournament at Whispering Pines Golf Course at 9 a.m. Community members can enter the competition by signing up at the golf course.
Beginning at 2 p.m. on the Forth of July, there will be games and activities for children and adults. The day will finish with a fireworks show over Pendleton Field at 10:15 p.m.
Also at 9 a.m., community members are invited to take part in a free 5-kilometer Fun Run at the Freedom Fitness Facility. Participants can sign up at the FFF and the first 20 who enter will receive a tshirt. The top runners will be recognized by category as part of the afternoon ceremony.
bungee trampoline and dunking booth are on the agenda, as well as a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers-sponsored car bash.
Starting at 2 p.m. food and beverages will be available for purchase at Pendleton field and a variety of games and activities for both children and adults will be offered. An inflatable obstacle course,
Included in the day’s program is the annual car and motorcycle show, which will run from 1-5 p.m. Open to the public, community members are invited to showcase their classic or “souped up” vehicles. A dynamometer will be available for a fee to test a car’s horsepower. Participants can sign up on the day of the event or prior to it at the Auto Skills Center. Live entertainment in the evening will include the Daniel Coates band. Coates is an American living in Germany and is excited to perform for an American crowd. It will be nostalgic to be in an American environment, he said. The day will end with a bang, as a fireworks show will light up the sky over Pendleton Field at 10:15 p.m. Unique to this year’s event will be the signing and launching of the Family and MWR Employee and Customer Covenant, renewing the commitment made in the Army Family Covenant. “Family and MWR's goal is to provide a fun family atmosphere for our Soldiers and Families while we remember our deployed friends and family members defending our freedom,” Hofstetter said. File Photo
An inflatable obstacle course, bungee trampoline and dunking booth are scheduled to be at the event.
Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Commander USAG Bamberg, Public Affairs Officer Renate Bohlen Warner Weekly Staff Ashley Bateman, Mindy Campbell, Douglas DeMaio, Capt. Megan L. Jantos, Cornelia Meyer-Olin
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