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Junior Landon Dupont supports other military families through fundraising

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Juniors Nolan Barbre and Landon Dupont stand with volunteers at the Little Patriots Embraced (LPE) Golf Shootout. “Volunteering at events is an easy way for members of the community to get involved,” Dupont said.

Juniors Nolan Barbre and Landon Dupont stand with volunteers at the Little Patriots Embraced (LPE) Golf Shootout. “Volunteering at events is an easy way for members of the community to get involved,” Dupont said.

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Juniors Nolan Barbre and Landon Dupont stand with volunteers at the Little Patriots Embraced (LPE) Golf Shootout. “Volunteering at events is an easy way for members of the community to get involved,” Dupont said.

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Junior Landon Dupont and his family expressed their support for families of the armed services at a fundraiser benefiting the organization Little Patriots Embraced (LPE) at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club, June 16.

Dupont fundraises for military organizations, as his father is currently serves for the United States Army.

“My dad has been serving for seventeen years and we’ve been through five moves,” Dupont said. “He’s a medical recruiter, so he recruits doctors into the army.”

The LPE Golf Shootout event featured three-person scramble teams on par three holes, with hole-in-one shootouts including a new car.

“It was really fun participating and volunteering in everything that was going on, and I’m glad it all goes to help families who need it,” junior Nolan Barbre said.

Dupont and his family were encouraged to get involved in events put on by LPE by Executive Director and Board President Carol Watanabe.

“Mrs. Watanabe’s husband is our orthodontist. She found out we were a military family, and started working with my mom,” Dupont said. “Events and fundraising helps kids who have lost parents to the war, and we help to donate toys, gifts, school supplies and things like that.”

Watanabe has volunteered for the organization for over 14 years in order to provide for families such as Dupont’s.

“Little Patriots Embraced has served over 60,000 military families since 2004. We adopt military families who are in need of extra help,” Watanabe said. “100 percent of funds raised at the shootout will go to military children’s programs.”

Dupont encourages members of the community to further volunteer and aid organizations who help military families.

“Military families are important people of our community,” Dupont said. “It’s important to get involved and support the families that support our country.”

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  1. Carol Watanabe on July 9th, 2018 11:52 am

    We thank the youth from Parkway West High and others around the community who donated their time for Little Patriots Embraced charity!

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