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Team Andersen anticipates annual Freedom Fest

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  • By Airman Whitney Amstutz
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
A free, public event is scheduled to take place July 2 at Arc Light Memorial Park here.

Andersen's annual Freedom Fest will feature free food, a performance by an armed forces entertainment band, Zach Williams and the Reformation, and a variety of activities such as horseback riding, a bouncy castle, and face painting.

"Events such as Freedom Fest are a great opportunity for us to provide the Team Andersen community a break from the day-to-day routine and enjoy an afternoon with family and friends just kicking back and taking it easy," said Ralph Ridgeway, 36th Force Support Squadron chief of marketing. "Freedom Fest is a celebration of our country's independence and a great way to kick-off our long weekend."

In addition to the many child-oriented activities, several drawings will be held throughout the day.

"We will also raffle off numerous door prizes and a grand prize of round-trip airline tickets," said Tech. Sgt. Max Pontenila, 36th FSS NCO in charge of the HotSpot.

This year, the grand prize winner will receive round-trip airfare for two to Hong Kong, courtesy of Continental Airlines, a Freedom Fest sponsor.

"We look forward to hosting events like this each year," Mr. Ridgeway said. "It is rewarding to give back to our customers."

Andersen's Freedom Fest will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on this event, call 366-2339 or visit