[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
Sunny
Sunny
88°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
August 31
2001 - LASD Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian gunned down in Stevenson Ranch while backing up ATF [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
    Saturday, Aug 29, 2015
    Get out and explore the Santa Clarita Valley's back country with the local Community Hiking Club.
    Saturday, Aug 29, 2015
    The 8th annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Wine Affair returns to Town Center Drive. Shops, wine vendors and restaurants will join together and host a delicious selection of wines and appetizers with live entertainment as guests stroll from venue to venue.
    Friday, Aug 28, 2015
    Discover little known facts about the ship, her crew, her builders, and her tragic demise when local author Bill Blowers explains the “story” behind his novel, "Dangerous Betrayal – the Vendetta That Sank Titanic," and signs books at the SCV Senior Center.
    Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
    The family-friendly event is free and includes fun activities for all ages, a giant water slide, a rock-climbing wall, door prizes, games, free hot dogs and other food, as well as a DJ.
    Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
    Join counselor Randy Northcote at The Painted Turtle Camp's annual Tour de Turtle bike ride on Oct.17. Or participate in the new Turtle Trek 2 mile run, walk or roll at camp with family and friends. 100 percent of proceeds will go to sending children with serious medical conditions to camp.
    Friend Activity

    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    A Santa Clarita teen who became paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle crash nearly a year ago is beginning to walk again with the help of a wearable robotic exoskeleton.
    Paralyzed Teen Learning to Walk Again with Help of Robotics
    What's up at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce this week.
    SCV Chamber This Week (8-31-2015)
    If enacted, the new alcohol ordinance has the potential to stay and, possibly, reduce the number of liquor stores in zip codes 93550 and 93552. This is important because of the correlation between alcohol outlet density and the high rates of violent crime in both of these zip codes. Among other things, it will ban the sale of alco-pops, malt beverages with very high alcohol content packaged in a manner to attract youth consumption.
    Palmdale Council Expected to Clamp Down on Alcohol Sales
    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the Santa Clara Riverbed near Bouquet Canyon Road and Lowes Plaza, in Santa Clarita. Detectives have learned that earlier this morning during a cleanup in the Santa Clara Riverbed, a worker discovered human skeletal remains. Sex, age and cause of death will be determined at a later date by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.
    Skeletal Remains Found in Saugus; Detectives Investigating
    A three-car traffic collision early Monday morning that knocked down a power pole forced emergency responders to use an extraction device to pull a teen from one of the cars.
    3-Car Crash Knocks Out Power; Teen Extracted
    A recent assessment examined the potential health, social, and criminal justice impacts of continuing the Second Chance Women’s Re-Entry Court program, and the results showed positive outcomes and cost savings.
    County Program Helps Keep Women Out of Jail
    Freshman and transfer students submitted approximately 790,000 applications to CSU campuses for admission in fall 2015—a record-high for the 23-campus system. This fall, CSU campuses will have 65,145 new freshman, 49,066 new transfer students, and 18,644 new graduate students. The 2015 fall census will establish official counts in late September.
    CSU Enrollment Hits New Heights
    The City of Santa Clarita invites local residents to attend the Walk of Remembrance to promote safe driving and show support for families who lost loved ones in traffic-related incidents. The community walk will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, prior to the tenth anniversary of the City’s annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance at Central Park.
    Sept. 9: Walk of Remembrance Highlights Safe Driving
    AB 525 makes it more difficult for major chains to unfairly terminate their franchise operators. The measure will update the current vague and one-sided law to close loopholes and prohibit a corporation from closing a franchise business unless there has been a substantial violation of the contract, the law or local regulations. It also allows franchisees to keep the equity they invested in the event of termination and sell the business to a qualified new owner.
    Assembly OK’s Wilk Bill to Protect Franchise Store Owners
    Around the 25th Congressional District with U.S. Rep. Steve Knight.
    Rep. Steve Knight: Around the District
    Now that the dust (pun intended) has settled, it’s a shame to see who is taking the credit for winning the good battle. It is also frustrating to still see some residents not appreciating what our city actually accomplished. They still don’t get the potential domino effect Cemex would have had on our quality of life.
    Cemex Battle: Unsung Heroes | Commentary by Carl Goldman
    EPA’s proposal is projected to prevent the flushing of more than 6,400 tons of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals annually by banning healthcare facilities from flushing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals down the sink and toilet.
    Pending Federal Rule: No Flushing Drugs Down Toilets
    2001 - LASD Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian gunned down in Stevenson Ranch while backing up ATF [story]
    For most people in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, Saturday was like most August days - hot, dry, uneventful. But for the communities of Acton and Agua Dulce, it was a day of joy and celebration … the culmination of more than a decade of work, support and hope that finally materialized in the official dedication of the new Vasquez High School campus. For me, a proud 2006 graduate of Vasquez High School and K-12 attendee of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, this day was combination of nostalgia and the surreal experience of setting foot on something we never thought would happen.
    Vasquez High School: The Dream Comes True
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has issued a missing-person alert for Kristin Ghilardi, a 29-year-old woman last seen in Canyon Country.
    Sheriff Issues Alert for Missing Church Volunteer
    The Hollywood Reporter recently released a list of “The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts,” and CalArts has taken a spot on the list.
    CalArts Among Top Schools for Master’s Degree in Acting
    I can scarcely believe we all get to wake up with Cemex not being an issue on our horizon. Santa Clarita will still be the best, cleanest, safest city in which to live and work. It will remain that way without the Cemex blight that was almost upon us.
    Ding, Dong, Cemex is Dead
    2009 - L.A. County Fire Capt. Ted Hall, 47, and Firefighter Specialist Arnie Quinones, 34, are killed in the line of duty on Day 4 of the Station Fire [story]
    SCVi Charter School is kicking off a new series of documentary film presentations about pending shifts and meeting challenges in education — focusing on new approaches to helping children prepare to succeed as adults in a technologically oriented global economy.
    SCVi Hosts Film Series to Explore Education Principles (Video)
    Get out and explore the Santa Clarita Valley's back country with the local Community Hiking Club.
    Call of the Wild: SCV Community Hiking Club Sched. (Sept. 2015)
    The 8th annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Wine Affair returns to Town Center Drive. Shops, wine vendors and restaurants will join together and host a delicious selection of wines and appetizers with live entertainment as guests stroll from venue to venue.
    Oct. 18: Save the Date for Soroptimist Wine Affair
    Dozens of Santa Clarita residents and veterans came to the Santa Clarita Rotary Garden Saturday morning to honor many of the Santa Clarita Valley’s fallen military service members.
    Rotarians, Elks Honor SCV’s Korea, Vietnam War Dead
    The Alash Ensemble brings the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Inner Asian homeland to launch the 2015-16 season of the California Institute of the Arts Wild Beast Concert Series on Saturday, Sept. 19.
    Sept. 19: CalArts Wild Beast Concert Series Opens with Tuvan Throat Singing (Video)
    The bill would make it a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in prison or fines, to fly a commercial or private drone over an airport or active wildfire. The legislation is in direct response to several incidents in California where private drones observing wildfires forced firefighting agencies to postpone air response out of fear of collision.
    Garamendi Bill Would Restrict Private Drones from Fires, Airports