Mount Peter hosts HERoes In Deed Winter Fun Fest

Event on Feb. 26 will honor veterans; military ski free

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  • HERoes in Deed was inspired by the memory of our HERo, LTC Jaimie E. Leonard, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 8, 2013. In an article she wrote for her hometown paper, The Warwick Advertiser, on Memorial Day 2010, Jaimie offered these thoughts: "... Remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country in war, but also honor those others who sacrifice in other ways to make this country great þÄì law enforcement, firefighters, teachers, volunteers, etc. Please honor them in deed and not just giving thanks, parades, or planting flowers or flags on graves. Take measure of what have you done for your country and ask yourself if you could do more."

Mount Peter Ski Area will host a day of skiing, snowboarding, and tubing on Sunday, Feb. 26, to honor local military and veterans and their families while raising money for HERoes In Deed.

Military members and veterans with military ID will get free lift tickets for the day, and their family members will get a 10 percent discount on lift tickets.

At 11 a.m., members of the West Point Ski Team will carry the U.S. flag down Mount Peter.

There will be live bands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as a magician providing entertainment for the whole family.

From 3 to 5 p.m., tubing will open to everyone, with donations going to HERoes In Deed.

Drawing for the 50/50 raffle will be held at 4:30 p.m., and the Minisink High School JROTC Color Guard will officially retire the colors at 5 p.m. to close out the event.

There will be giveaways and promotional items for sale throughout the day.

HERoes In Deed is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2014 by Elizabeth Harman in memory of her sister and Warwick native, Jaimie Leonard, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 8, 2013.

In 2010, Leonard wrote a letter about Memorial Day in which she urged her fellow citizens to honor “in deed” those who have sacrificed by serving their country. The mission of HERoes In Deed is to bring communities together in service with the veterans who live there to create lasting relationships that honor military heroes and improve the community as a whole.

Recently HERoes In Deed partnered with the Warwick Historical Society to build a nature play area in Warwick in 2017 and has hired a veteran to serve as project manager for the operation.

HERoes In Deed also provides scholarships to Warwick High School students and hosts an annual 5K/10K run in Warwick in Leonard’s memory. This year’s race will be on June 10, 2017.

Runners will be able to sign up at Mount Peter for a discounted early registration fee of $20. Military members and veterans also get $5 off registration any time.

For more information about HERoes In Deed, contact Elizabeth Harman at, or go to

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