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Sonora, CA — At first glance Operation MOM raised approximately $2,000 during the six hour Memorial Honor Role Day event at Courthouse Park on May 23.

Now comes word from Co-Chair Pat Padavana that $3,965 was actually raised that Friday. Add that to the $1,271 check from the Sonora Area Foundation and you have a grand total of $5,236.

Padavana says the funds will be used for postage for upcoming mailings to military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq. The next event for Operation MOM is another “packing day” set for Saturday June 14th from 9am to 1pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall on Washington Street across from Courthouse Park.

As for the scrolls, Padavana says one will be sent to Captain Doheny in Iraq. After his 420 Marines view the signatures, the scroll will be passed along to other units. Doheny has already promised that pictures of the troops and the scroll will be returned to Sonora as soon as possible.

Bill Johnson