'Operation Gratitude' takes over Freeboot Friday

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - 'Operation Gratitude' takes over the Veteran’s Day Freeboot Friday on November 10.

The last Freeboot Friday of this football season will feature Greenville musicians, Built for Comfort and will boast special Military Appreciation programming from special guests ECU Air Force ROTC, the Magnolia Belles, and the North Carolina Academy of Dance Arts.

Built for Comfort, based out of Greenville, NC, is a Blues, Soul, Rock, Americana group made up of talented musicians with a jazz influence. Built for Comfort always keeps the crowd rock’ and rollin’ with their renditions of old standards and new tunes. They play everything from Ronnie Earl to BB King to Stevie Wonder.

As the event coincides with Veteran’s Day, Operation Gratitude- Freeboot Friday, will feature Military Appreciation performances.

Additionally, Uptown Greenville with host a 'Treats for Troops' candy drive.

Bring your leftover Halloween candy to Freeboot Friday and Uptown will donate it to troops overseas.

Program details include:
5:00 - 5:20 pm: ECU Airforce Color Guard, Magnolia Belles
5:20 - 6:45 pm: Built for Comfort
6:45 - 6:55 pm: Military Appreciation Dance
7:00 - 7:05 pm: Moment of Silence, Pirate Veterans, T-shirt Toss, Sponsor Shout-out
7:10 - 8:00 pm: Built for Comfort
8:00 pm: Strike of event begins

The Sup Dogs Game Day Shuttle services run game days from the Uptown district to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The shuttle runs three hours before, during, and two hours after each home game, including the November 18th game. Shuttle route information can be found here.

Tailgating is prohibited in the municipal parking lots, while supporting Uptown businesses is encouraged. For more information visit www.uptowngreenville.com or contact Uptown Greenville at info@uptowngreenville.com or (252) 561-8400.

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