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Backyard Jam at Bonnie & Clyde

July 27, 2011

Shari Schulz of Bonnie & Clyde, 7150 N. Main Street, hosts Backyard Jam to Benefit Homes for Our Troops, 4-8 p.m., Aug. 6.

"It will be a fantastic afternoon of family fun," Schulz said. "We'll be featuring a few different bands including Clarkston's 'The Locals.'"

The Woodshop and Cook's Dairy Farm ice cream will provide food, she said.

"We'll have a dunk tank, which we hope will generate a couple of bucks," she said. "Our own Don Rush (Clarkston News assistant publisher) has kindly agreed to volunteer for one of the slots."

Homes for Our Troops, national non-profit, non-partisan group founded in 2004, provides accessible homes to injured veterans.

"We are strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001," said Cara Yanosick, independent fund raising coordinator for Homes for Our Troops.

"It is our duty and our honor to assist severely injured servicemen and servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently."

They provide homes at no cost to veterans. All proceeds from Backyard Jam go to Homes for Our Troops.

For more information or to volunteer, call 248-625-9711.