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179th Airlift Wing contributes to the Mansfield Town Roast

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood
  • 179th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing (AW) participated in a community event for a good cause; the popular biennial fundraiser known as "The Mansfield Town Roast" was held at the Renaissance Center, Oct. 31, 2014. Proceeds from the event benefit The Rehab Center.  The theme this year was "A Haunted Tour of Mansylvania".  A Mansylvania tour would not be complete without the participation of the 179th Airlift Wing. To ensure the 179th AW part was a success, 179th Commander, Col. Gary McCue and wife, Molly McCue, along with some members of the unit volunteered as extras.

The musical comedy that was full of tongue-in-cheek satire; the cast was made up of volunteers from the various organizations that the roast poked fun at, left the audience laughing. Choreographed by Susie Sawyer, more than 40 community volunteers danced between comedy skits about the Mansfield area.

The 179th AW took its jabs in stride, as the narrative depicted McCue as Col. Unglued, a man who will stop at nothing to keep military operations in Mansylvania, wishing to open an Area 51 at the site of the abandoned General Motors plant after reports of aliens landing there, while the rest of the 179th members stood at attention awaiting Col Unlgued's orders.

"The Mansfield Town Roast offered the community a chance to make light of some big issues and provided an opportunity to bring us all together for some great laughs yet bring awareness towards improving our community." said McCue.
The Rehab Center thanked the community for the support and generosity, declaring the event this year a success.