Dogwood to Host ‘Boxes of Home’ Benefit for Soldiers February 11

Dogwood Tavern is hosting an event to benefit Operation Turbo on Wednesday, February 11 from 7 – 10 p.m. The nonprofit founded by Dyan Zurick Smith in 2010 provides “Boxes of Home” to military soldiers, especially those who do not receive personal mail or packages, while being deployed. Operation Turbo is planning to send more than 600 boxes with letters of gratitude, artwork, toiletries and pre-packaged treats this year.

The event will include free appetizers and drink specials, live music by Perry, Polman & Gamble, Magician Tim Knottscamp, and a silent auction. Attendees are invited to donate drawings by children, pre-packaged food items, toiletries, or contribute financially. The nonprofit also has a “wish list” on Amazon. For more information, visit Dogwood Tavern is located at 132 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.