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2012 Salute Your Troops at Tiki was a Heartwarming Success

Salute Your Troops at Tiki marked an incredible night for military personnel.  Friends came together on September 1, 2012 to shower those who have served and who serve our country with endless thank yous, handshakes, hugs, ribbons, and prizes. The night was dedicated to Thomas Caleb Getscher who was injured while fighting hard for our country in Afghanistan in 2010. A young man of courage, strength, and hope, Caleb is in recovery as a triple amputee from Chaptico, MD -- it was our honor to have him join us!


A generous group of businesses and people donated some great prizes and the 50/50 raffle raised $940.00 with the Tiki Bar matching the amount. Mike Estep won the raffle, but donated the winnings to Caleb! The staff and friends of Tiki clapped, cheered and smiled for Caleb and to all our American heroes and heroines. The staff also wore special "Thank You" t-shirts for the event.


The patriotic story of Caleb and the countless number of men and women who fight for our freedom are ones we should take time to read and continue to support. Every little act of kindness makes for a better world – one of which Tiki and its community are proud to be apart!


To read Caleb's story, go here:



We'd also like to thank the following for their wonderful contributions,


1. Hickory Hills East Townhomes -  Pair of Washington Nationals Baseball and Dierks Bentley Concert tickets with parking passes

2. Sail Solomons - $190.00 2-hour Introduction –to-Sailing lesson

3. Today's Bride - $100.00 gift certificate

4. Buehler's Marketplace - $50.00 cash

5. Mimi's Paradise - $50.00 gift certificate

6. Outback Steakhouse - $50.00 in gift certificates and 13 scratch-off game cards

7. Olde Town Pub - Two $25.00 gift certificates

8. Nicoletti's Pizza - Two $25.00 gift certificates

9. Taylor Gas Company - Crab Cooker

10. Jeff and Anne Davis - Free Bushel of Crabs

11. Ed Lauman/CV Carlson - 2 lower level tickets to the Baltimore Ravens v. Cleveland Browns game

12. Cheseldine Tire and Auto - 2 free oil changes with tire rotations

13. Cheeseburger in Paradise - $150.00 in give-a-ways

14. Pepper’s Pet Pantry - $50.00 gift certificate

15. Holiday Inn Solomons - 1-night complimentary accommodation

16. Maximum Health & Fitness - 6-month complimentary membership

17. Jill Caniglia Springer - 1-hour complimentary family photo session

18. Brady & Erin Lesko - Complimentary ride in an acrobatic bi-plane

19. Charles Mattingly - Complimentary ride in a 140-mph boat

20. Back Creek Bistro - Complimentary dinner

21. Jimmy & Jodi Pilkerton - 2 tickets to a November Washington Capitals Hockey Game

22. Captain Dale Weems from Time Off Charters - 1/2 day complimentary fishing trip (estimated value: $400.00)

23. Captain Sonney Forrest from Reel Relief Charters - 2 complimentary fall harbor cruises

24. College of Southern Maryland (CSM) - Gift Basket and booth for the Support the Heroes Campaign

25. Manco, Inc. - Complimentary Ferrari Driving Lesson

26. Atlas Concrete - $50.00 cash

27. Grill Sergeant BBQ - Full rack of their famous ribs

28. Brian Gabarek from Chesapeake Hills Golf Course - 2 Complimentary games of foursomes

29. Reliable Churchill - Basket of Cheer

30. T-Rev’s Stiff Willi Chilli - Spice Gift Basket

31. Laura Zurl - $50.00 cash

32. Randy Beckwith from Magnum Boat Lifts - $100.00 cash

33. Direct Express Auto Tag and Title - Complimentary Lamborghini driving lesson



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