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Dana Point Times

Traveling for the holidays can be difficult, especially for military members.

To combat travel woes, the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group has partnered with two local eateries to ensure locally stationed U.S. Marines, Sailors, their families, resident veterans and wounded warriors break bread with their adopted family, right here in Dana Point.

On Thanksgiving Day, StillWater Spirits and Sounds will host an estimated 300 former and current members of the armed forces, along with their families, for a traditional feast. With the help of Mahe Restaurant, service members will be treated to an open bar, desserts, raffle prizes and live entertainment.

The support group began hosting military families in 2009 with a few dozen Marines in attendance. Last year, the group hosted more than 200, with their number served looking to increase by at least 100 this holiday.

Donations are now being accepted to help fund the meal, and sponsor a serviceman’s dinner for $35, at The support group is also accepting donations via mail: Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, Attention: Thanksgiving for Marines, P.O. Box 471, Dana Point, CA 92629-0471. All Donations are Tax Exempt.

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