Several dozen members and guests were greeted by members of the Fourth Force Reconnaissance Company, which has its office on Clement Avenue, and the U. S. Coast Guard’s Electronic Support Detachment in Alameda. The servicemen were collecting unwrapped gifts for the Toys for Tots program. Guests donating a new toy got a free raffle ticket.
The event also raised funds for Operation Mom, a Castro Valley-based group that supports families of the military and sends care packages to troops worldwide, with ticket sales ($10 each), a silent auction and raffle.
Palacios Brothers Construction staff and family members cooked and donated food for the event, while local vintners and other businesses donated wine and other treats.