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Posted on: November 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Hollywood Celebrates its Veterans & Active Duty Service Members With Free Barbecue on Veterans Day

Veterans Day Barbecue

Hollywood Celebrates its Veterans and Active Duty Service Members With Free Barbecue on Veterans Day!

Mayor Peter Bober and the City of Hollywood will host the 6th Annual Veterans Barbecue on Friday, November 11, 2016 at TY Park, Corporate Pavilion #12, 3300 N. Park Road in Hollywood from noon to 4 p.m. to honor men and women who are currently serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces. Each year, Mayor Peter Bober works the grill and members of the Hollywood City Commission join with volunteers to serve a free barbecue lunch to local veterans, service members and their families.

All Hollywood military personnel, veterans and their families are invited to this special event to celebrate their service. The menu features traditional barbecue fare including, barbecue chicken, hamburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, cookies and brownies, and an assortment of beverages. Once again Jaxson’s Ice Cream will be providing complimentary scoops of its world famous ice cream.

Mayor Bober first put forth plans for an annual barbecue to honor veterans in 2011. Later that year over the Veterans Day weekend, Hollywood hosted its first Veterans Barbecue. “I wanted to do something to make veterans and military personnel in our City feel truly special over the Veterans Day weekend,” says Mayor Bober. “I’d always see lines of people waiting to get into local parks on Veterans Day and that’s when I decided it’s not that there are too many barbecues on Veterans Day, it’s that there aren’t enough barbecues that specifically celebrate veterans. We’ve changed that in Hollywood and each year the event gets bigger and better.”

Besides great food and camaraderie, the City of Hollywood Veterans Barbecue will feature music by DiXoN, a banner plane fly-over with a message of thanks to Veterans and a wall of honor where veterans and their families can display photos of our local service heroes.

Advance reservations are appreciated, but not required. Event capacity is 500 people. Please present military ID for barbecue and free park entrance. For more information contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.

WHAT: City of Hollywood Veterans Barbecue
WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: TY Park, Corporate Pavilion #12, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood
EVENT SPONSORS: Hollywood Kia, Mayor Peter Bober, Fred Hunter’s Funeral Services and Memorial Gardens and Jaxson's Ice Cream.

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