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Anyone familiar with Cathy Parr knows that she is very patriotic, as well as friendly.  She goes to D.C. every Memorial Day by herself.   She likes to visit with the Rolling Thunder guys & gals when they are there.  This year she visited some of the Memorials & was asked by a gentleman with the VWMF (Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation) to participate in their small ceremony.


On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the date of the running of the Kentucky Derby, Jennifer and her husband, Mark Mercer, held a fund-raising party at their home in Reynolds Lake Oconee, Georgia — roughly 85 miles east of Atlanta — to benefit Merica House and its residents.  This was the third fund-raiser that Jennifer and Mark have held for Merica House.  There were approximately 80 guests at the party, all friends of the Mercers.  Many of the guests came wearing attire and festive hats that are popular at the Churchill Downs racetrack on Derby day.  Jennifer and Mark prepared food and refreshments for the party.  There was musical entertainment by Tim Cadiere and the Washboard Road Band, which bill themselves as “the best musicians south of the Mason-Dixon Line.”  Jennifer and Mark and their guests donated more than $7,200 for Merica House.