BONSALL – Flaherty's Charities and the Miss Bonsall Pageant hosted a Veterans Day Recognition Event and Community Cleanup at the Old Bonsall Bridge, Nov. 11. The El Camino High School ROTC Color Guard opened the event, and then about a dozen Cadets stayed to help with the Cleanup.
A student, Janelle, from the local School of Rock sang the National Anthem, and then Jack and Lyssa Flaherty presented a Certificate of Commendation: Distinguished Volunteer Service Recognition from Supervisor Jim Desmond's office to local veteran and amazing community servant Commander Joseph Beyer.
After the presentation and festivities, about 70 volunteers cleaned all around the historic Bonsall Bridge (built in 1925). Together they gathered over 600 pounds of trash.
Community partner I Love a Clean San Diego brought additional supplies and a table display about trash, recycling, composting, etc. Local Bonsall Community Park Ranger Stackhouse was also an event partner, hauling away the event's trash collection.
The Miss Bonsall Pageant organization provided snacks, water, and some great Veteran's Day pins, bracelets, stickers, and goodie bags with special thank you cards and challenge coins.
Submitted by Flaherty's Charities.