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“Thanks to Yanks” Receives Military Friends Partners-In-Service Grant to Host Children’s Magic Show – January 29, 2012



MILFORD – The Military Friends Foundation is pleased to announce that Thanks to Yanks has been awarded a Military Friends Partners-In-Service Grant to support their Annual “Thanks to Yanks” Children’s Magic Show.  This show will take place on Sunday, January 29th at The Stacy Middle School Auditorium in Milford.

“We applaud Thanks to Yanks and the Shain’s for recognizing those who are serving in our Armed Forces. Attending their annual magic show and the 9/11 dinner has become an important tradition for so many military families across the state and we are proud to support this event,” said SGM Jim Kelly, President of the Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit serving Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Families of Fallen Service Members.

“The support that Thanks To Yanks receives from Military Friends assists us in serving those who serve our nation. We are honored to be associated with them,” said Michael Shain, a Milford resident, founder and chairperson of Thanks to Yanks.  This year’s magic show is made possible through a generous donation from Charles River Bank and Military Friends Foundation.

Tickets are free to military and non-military families with children. Please reserve your tickets by noon on Friday, January 27th, by e-mailing with the number of tickets you are requesting. You will receive an e-mail back which will confirm your reservations.

The Thanks to Yanks Magic Show will feature Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments. The show starts at 1:15 p.m. and will end at approximately 2:00 p.m.  The doors open at 12:45pm.  Anyone attending is encouraged to bring items that will be sent overseas to be used by our troops.  Please click here for a list of suggested items.  WMRC radio will also be in attendance to provide additional entertainment.

Thanks to Yanks is a Milford based non-political organization whose goal it is to remember the events and heroes of 9/11/2001 while also respecting the sacrifices that our military and their families deal with on a daily basis. For information regarding Thanks to Yanks or rescheduling announcements due to weather, please visit


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