During these fun summer months, the Rotary Clubs of Austin & Killeen had an opportunity to host a military family for the weekend at the Omni Austin Hotel through Operation Vacation-Ft. Hood. The family, Sgt. Tarelle Jackson, wife Melisa, sons Cameron (4) and Cauden (2), enjoyed a luxury suite for two nights, all their meals, pool fun and free time to explore Austin.  It is rare that these families have much quality time with their families while serving their country.  They were also hosted by the staff of the County Line on the Lake for a fantastic Saturday night dinner with all the trimmings.
They were provided with a rental car form Toyota Killeen and spending money from the Killeen Rotary club. The kids had passes for HopNHappy Bouncy houses and lots of toys, stuffed animals and snacks form the Rotary Club of Austin. "This has been an unforgettable experience for us and I honestly don't think I can thank you all enough," said Sgt. Jackson. It is such a rewarding event for all of our program sponsors: Rotary Clubs of Austin & Killeen, Killeen Toyota, County Line Restaurants, Austin Hotel Lodging Association & Visit Austin. Thank a soldier today! 
Mary Reynolds VP of Community Service for Rotary Club of Austin