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Press Release: Greater Sumter CoC to host military appreciation picnic

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host the ninth annual military appreciation picnic in Hangar 1200 here, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 29.

Local business and non-profit organization donations allow Team Shaw members in attendance to eat and drink without cost. The event is open to active duty military personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees working at Shaw. Organizers plan to feed approximately 1,200 to 1,500 people at the picnic. Donors will bring music, information displays, burgers, hot dogs and Southern side dishes, beverages and free giveaways as a way to say "thank you" to Shaw's military members and employees for their contributions to the nation and the community. Base and community leaders have volunteered to serve at the event.

For more information, call the Chamber at 803-775-1231. Media interested in attending the event should R.S.V.P. no later than 4:30 p.m., Sept. 28. Please R.S.V.P. to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 20FWPublicAffairs@us.af.mil or 803-895-2015.