Local businesses, bands and comedians donated to the Saugus VFW Post 2346 and Team Marshalls4Vets first annual Run to Home Base fundraising event at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2346 on Saturday night. That included Hardcover Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse, Kowloon, Nick’s Deli, Agawam Diner, Spinelli’s, Market Basket, Polcari’s and DeMaino’s Restaurant. Bands Just The Three Of Us and Pistol Pete donated their time alongside comedians Johnny Pizzi and Lenny Clarke. More than $13,000 was raised, including cash donations. Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for veterans of all eras, through clinical care, wellness, education and research, at no cost to them.
“The night went well,” Event Organizer/Post Commander Jim Marshall said. “Everyone had a good time and lots of laughs.”