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Operation Mom’s Day In The Park

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, Operation Mom’s “Day in the Park” takes place today at Courthouse Park in Sonora from 10AM through 3:30PM.

Pat Padavana, Group Leader of the Sonora Chapter of Operation Mom, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Padavana says Operation Mom is a military family support group that began after 9/11. Its main two purposes are to help support the families that are left behind and to support our troops by sending them letters and packages.


Padavana says, “We’ll be having pictures of our local men and women and we will also have a table of our local fallen heroes. People can come by and reflect with the stories and the pictures and they can also ask us questions about our group.”


“We will be collecting food and hygiene items to send to our troops overseas. We have a special request from the Navy Customs Team, they supply men that are coming home with a shower, t-shirts, socks and underwear all in various sizes, if you can help come by.”


Padavana adds, “Everyone, before taking off to visit family and friends and enjoying that barbeque, take time to reflect on those who have given everything they have to make our freedoms enjoyable this weekend.”


The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.