Irvine is proud of its military heritage, especially its close connection to the United States Marine Corps. From 1943 to 1999, Irvine was the home of Marine Air Station El Toro (now the Great Park), which was once the largest Marine air station on the West Coast. Thousands of Marines served here, and thousands more flew from here to battles in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
We just received this message from the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee that we want to pass along:
Every year the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee supports the Marines and their families by participating in their Trunk or Treat Event at Camp Pendleton. We want to make it even bigger and better this year but we need your help!
Park your vehicle at the parade deck on Camp Pendleton and decorate your trunk so the children of YOUR 2/11 Marines can safely trunk or treat from car to car dressed in their Halloween best while you hand them candy and prizes. Candy will be provided! Dress up if you wish!
Last year we had some very creative submissions! Some decorations extended beyond the trunk to the space in front and to the side of the vehicle as well. You are welcome to go as big or small as you’d like, the important thing is that you’re there to share in this special event with YOUR Marines and their family.
The following is a list of entries from last year to get your creative juices flowing: The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, spooky theme with spider webs, graveyard, winter wonderland, pound puppies, under the sea and Star Wars just to name a few.
Access to Camp Pendleton now requires a military ID or Event Day Pass. To receive this pass you must complete all areas of the sign up form. This information will not be stored or shared with anyone other than the Camp Pendleton Base Pass Office.
We will contact you via email a week before the event with your pass, directions and contact information.
Thank you for supporting YOUR 2/11 Marines!
Date: 10/26/2016 (Wed.)
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT
Location: Camp Pendleton
The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides charitable and educational activities and support for the benefit and welfare of the United States Marines and their families assigned to Camp Pendleton, California, with special emphasis on the Marines and families of the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines (“2/11 Marines”).
The Committee accomplishes its goal by soliciting private and public donations of cash, food, beverages, and new and used material goods to help underwrite the cost of sponsoring 2/11 Marines and their families.
The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee welcomes the Irvine community to support our adopted battalion by participating and donating to a variety of activities. These activities include holiday and pre-deployment events, care packages, toy drives and more. Contact the 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.