CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee’s Military Appreciation Recognition Ceremony is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Spanish Trail Park on Stillwell Boulevard. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.
Live entertainment on the main stage under the pavilion will include Crestview High School’s jazz band and the men's ensemble choir from First Baptist Church of Crestview.
Multiple booths from local churches and government entities, including the county tax collector's office and the supervisor of elections office, are expected.
Several city officials will be present at the opening ceremony, which will include the sung National Anthem and the color guard presentation from the Emerald Coast Young Marines.
There also will be family friendly activities including bounce houses and face painting.
An explosive ordnance disposal unit from the U.S. Navy will display a robotic unit used to disarm explosive devices.
Food will include hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue. A local boy scout troop will cook cobbler for dessert.
"Every year it gets bigger and better," said MAC member Bob Lynn. "We have more displays and more people involved."
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