Wes and Michele Garcia own and operate Wes’ Backyard BBQ and Grill. They recently held a fundraiser for law enforcement and veterans. Half of the proceeds went to veterans organizations and the other half went to law enforcement. The Sheriff generously passed on the portion that was given to Indian River Sheriff’s Office to I.U.P.A. Local Indian River Deputies Association whose President, Joseph Karman, accepted the check from Wes Garcia in this photo.
During the fundraiser at Wes’ Backyard BBQ and Grill, local law enforcement, veterans, and members of the community gathered to paint one side of the restaurant in a design that honored the American flag and the other half of the restaurant in a design that honored the Thin Blue Line flag.
I.U.P.A. Local Indian River Deputies Association is “paying it forward” by passing the money on to local charities that they have a long history of supporting. Here are photos of previous events that they have held to raise money for local charities.
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