[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | First Ricky Slocum Memorial Fundraiser Nets $2K | 12-05-2011
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Cloudy
Cloudy
72°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 28
1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]


Lance Cpl Ricky Slocum, USMC

Santa Clarita residents gathered at retired firefighter Leo Miller’s house Saturday night to raise money for the Ricky Slocum Memorial Fund. Miller recently completed the remodeling of his patio and outdoor barbeque and kitchen. To celebrate its completion, he invited the community to attend a barbeque fundraiser in honor of the fallen Santa Clarita hero.

Ricky Slocum was a Saugus High alumnus who joined the Marine Corps shortly after graduating in 2003. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation in 2004 near Abu Ghraib, Iraq. He was the victim of a Humvee crash while manning a gun turret during patrol duty. Ricky’s parents, Bob and Kay have formed the Ricky Slocum Memorial Fund. Their vision is to be able to offer financial assistance to returning veterans in Santa Clarita.

Miller recently attended an SCV Chamber luncheon at the Hyatt which was held in honor of Tempered Steel and the Ian Gelig Memorial Scholarship. Leo was inspired at that lunch to get involved. The completion of his patio was a perfect opportunity. He spoke to SCV Chamber board member Fred Arnold and Young Republicans membership director JD Kennedy to select a worthy cause. After speaking to Ricky’s parents, the announcement was made.

Among guests in attendance were friends and family of Ricky Slocum and other Gold Star Families. The SCV Young Marines volunteered to work the check in table and members of the Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders were also present. The fundraiser was a barbecue dinner open to the entire community and the community turned out in full force raising over $2,000 in the first fundraiser for the Ricky Slocum Memorial Fund.

Leo opened his bar at 5pm, selling beer, wine, and an assortment mixed drinks. Dinner followed with caesar salad, barbecued tri-tip, chicken, special ranch style beans and more. Admission was $10, but many guests made generous donations throughout the night.

If you were unable to attend but wish to make a donation, please send your check to: Ricky Slocum Memorial Fund, Attn. Leo Miller, P.O. Box 220255, Newhall, CA 91322.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    SCV NONPROFIT LINKS

    NONPROFIT HEADLINES
    Friday, Jul 25, 2014 5:49 pm
    Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark has been selected as one of the non-profits benefiting from the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, Friday night and all day Saturday in Santa Paula.
    Friday, Jul 25, 2014 4:01 pm
    Zonta Club of SCV launches up its 2014-15 season of LifeForward free workshops for women on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a program on life balance and goal setting.
    Friday, Jul 25, 2014 3:40 pm
    The event will feature a hike to visit to an American Indian rock carving site on Piute Butte led by Museum Curator Peggy Ronning. This site is normally closed to park visitors, so the hike will provide a rare and unique opportunity to view it.
    Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 4:05 pm
    Children’s Bureau, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, invites individuals and couples to become Resource Families to care specifically for foster children during the reunification process with their parents.
    Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 5:26 pm
    St. Stephens Episcopal Church will host a two-hour beginner’s session Aug. 2 on how to begin or continue a search for your family’s roots.
    Friend Activity

    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    This is the season of the summer doldrums. It is too hot even for our City Council to heat things up. I hope folks have decided to enjoy the summer rather than the usual ranting about our local political climate
    Orange Peels and Duct Tape | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
    1938 - Newhall Tunnel cut away, replaced by Sierra Highway [story]
    New commercial space is expected to increase through 2017 across most California real estate markets, thanks in part to job growth and goods moving through the state’s ports.
    UCLA Anderson Forecast: Calif. is Building Again
    The Seventh Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival in Santa Paula was a hit with thousands of people from all over Southern California who came to see the colorful hot air balloons.
    Balloon Festival Draws a Crowd in Santa Paula
    Val Verde residents say they were told in 1997 that the expansion then was going to be the last one. What is this proposed expansion now? What happens if isn’t approved and the dump reaches capacity soon?
    Let’s Make It a Date
    1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
    For a little investment in time, you can grow healthier, disease- and pest-resistant plants that are bigger and more productive than plants raised with artificial fertilizers and herbicides.
    Composting 101
    The victim of Thursday’s single-car crash in Valencia died from her injuries Saturday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed.
    LAPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries from Crash Near COC
    Two DUI checkpoints conducted by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies on Friday resulted in 16 arrests, authorities said.
    16 Arrests at Friday-night Checkpoints
    2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
    I discovered, of course, that despite what seemed to be huge differences in religion, culture, class, there were also so many similarities between myself and many of the Egyptians I met. I learned of the diversity of Islam and how it is practiced and lived in so many ways, just like Christianity is in the United States.
    Things Remembered, Things Forgotten
    I look at the stats for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and see that seldom does it operate at daily or weekly capacity. Do we need an expansion? Is something else going on? Is Sunshine Canyon Landfill just south of the SCV almost full?
    More Trash Talk
    A Santa Clarita Valley woman is in critical condition after a single-car crash Thursday morning on Valencia Boulevard near a College of the Canyons parking lot.
    Woman Clinging to Life After Crash Near COC
    The median single-family home price in the Santa Clarita Valley dipped slightly in June to $481,000 from $485,000 in May, but the figure was still well ahead of last June’s $430,000.
    Typical Single-family Home Sells for $481,000
    College of the Canyons is nearing the end of construction on two new buildings at the Valencia Campus. That plus more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Friday, July 25, 2014
    The Crime Prevention Unit at the SCV Sheriff’s Station is welcoming a new face, as the current Valencia zone leader is being promoted to detective.
    Valencia Crime Solver Promoted; New Zone Leader Named
    Homeowners who love the idea of getting government rebates to replace their turf — but don’t love the idea of completely giving up their lawns — have a local option that qualifies for the rebates without losing the lush look and feel of real grass.
    Lawn Dying? Here’s a Replacement Idea
    Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark has been selected as one of the non-profits benefiting from the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, Friday night and all day Saturday in Santa Paula.
    July 25-26: Balloon Fest Benefits Historic ‘Home of Ramona’
    Zonta Club of SCV launches up its 2014-15 season of LifeForward free workshops for women on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a program on life balance and goal setting.
    Aug. 16: Zonta Workshop on Life Balance, Goal Setting
    The event will feature a hike to visit to an American Indian rock carving site on Piute Butte led by Museum Curator Peggy Ronning. This site is normally closed to park visitors, so the hike will provide a rare and unique opportunity to view it.
    July 26: ‘Rock Art’ Hike at AV Indian Museum; more
    Another sizzling weekend in the SCV, with lots of cool music ahead. Friday night, the Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert series wraps for the summer with world-traveled blues singer and keyboardist Doňa Oxford.
    July 25-26: SCV Entertainment Beat
    Los Angeles County’s fourteenth rabid bat of the season turned up this month in front of somebody’s garage in Newhall. According to county health officials, it hissed when it was approached.
    SCV Still Tops in L.A. County
    Ronald Lee Holt, 47, of Castaic, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 4 at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando, where he faces 26 years in state prison. He is charged with assaulting a wheelchair-bound Sunland man named Lance Love with a miniature baseball bat March 17, 2013.
    Castaic Man Takes 26-Year Deal for Beating Man in Wheelchair
    Two Palmdale men charged with a string of robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2013 accepted a plea bargain this month.
    2 Palmdale Men Sentenced for SCV Crime Spree