Thomas Dawson

  • rsvped +6 for Veterans Picnic 2017-08-22 17:12:27 -0500

    Veterans Picnic


    Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA) is proud to announce our 1st Annual Veterans Picnic on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Here in Texas, we feel one day is not enough for our nation's heroes, and we insist on celebrating our veterans all month long.  There will be a Veteran & City Resource Fair to gather information; answer your questions.....a BBQ cookoff, and plenty of delicious food............. awesome for children and adults, and so much more! 

    All proceeds from the picnic will go to LSVA to continue program development.  If you would like to be a sponsor, a service provider, vendor, or help in any way, please contact, and you will be connected to the correct committee.  Please mark your calendars - we hope to see everyone out there!


    UPDATES:  Chip Brewster with KPRC will be MC for 2 hours, Dr. Axelrad, Auther of "Peaceful Bones", will be a guest speaker, University of Houston Air Force ROTC Detachment #003 will be Color Guard at 3:00PM, Travis Manion, Mission Continues, Catholic Charities and many more have signed up as part of our Resource Fair! We will post new updates each week as they happen - stay tuned!

    All Deadlines have been extended due to Harvey!

    All BBQ Cook-off registration fees have been paid - we just need you to register as a vendor

    and compete for those trophies!

    Click here for Picnic Flyer

    Click here for BBQ Cook-off Rules (These rules may change a bit as we proceed) - Please fill out vendor registration request and make payment - links below.

    Click here for Sponsorship Media Kit

    Click here for Service Provider Registration Request

    Click here for Vendor Registration Request

    Click here for Vendor Payment or Sponsorships

    Nominate A Harvey Hero Flyer  (Veterans and Civilian Heroes will be recognized!)

    Nominate A Harvey Hero Submission Form

    Volunteer Flyer

    Volunteer Submission Form (Choose the 3 hour shift that works for you)


    Special Thank you to all of our Sponsors!


    2-Color_Logo.jpg  BBQ Cook-off Trophy Sponsor


    Lieutenant Sponsor  Humana_Veterans.jpg  


    logo_Harris_County_Houston_Sports_Authority.png   Water Sponsor


       Lieutenant Sponsor  El_Tiempo_Cantina.jpg


    Kid's Zone Lemonade Stand Co-Sponsors 

    kwirx_MCJ_logo-4inx2.28in-300dpi.jpg      Mister_frenches_logo.pngSunny_Sky_Products_logo-01.jpg 

    Childrens-Museum-logo-for-website.pngKid's Zone Prize Sponsor 

    Fb_Icon_Full_Color_3x_preview.png        Photo Booth Sponsor


    8th_Wonder_Brewery_LSVA_social_07202017_Connie-8.jpg Sugarland Skeeters"Swatson" Will Be There! 


    We are still looking for the following Sponsorships:


    Music = $3,000

    Children's Play Area = $1,000

    Sponsor LSVA BBQ Team = $500

    Soft Drink Sponsor = $500

    Security = $1,500


    Please contact Connie at




    eastend2.jpg        eastend1.jpg        eastend3.jpg


    November 04, 2017 at 10am
    Navigation Esplanade
    2800 Navigation Blvd
    Houston, TX 77003
    United States
    Google map and directions
    189 rsvps rsvp

  • answered 2016-11-21 10:23:24 -0600
    Q: What is your child's third toy request?
    A: 2 girls , 1 boy

    Operation: Lone Star Santa - 2017

    2017 Registration for Operation: Lone Star Santa


    We're very excited to announce that for this our ninth year of Operation Lone Star Santa we'll be partnering with Toys for Tots. We'll still be doing a toy drive for the rest of the holiday season, as we do every year. You can expect to see the Toys for Tots collection boxes at all of our events until the final Christmas party to distribute the toys to the parents of the children. Also, veteran families that are on the border and do not meet the needs assessment that Toys for Tots uses will still be eligible to receive toys when signing up through Lone Star Veterans Association. We will also have a Christmas Party to distribute the toys to the families in need and celebrate together. LSVA will provide stockings with additional gifts for the registered families including hand made gifts, sweets, and other items collected from our members.

    If you know a family in need this holiday season please share this page with them and have them sign up sooner than later.Please take the survey below to register your child for Operation: Lone Star Santa.


    Eligibility Requirements to Participate: 

    • Veteran must be an established member of LSVA, or join LSVA
    • Veteran must fill out the toy request form
    • Toys are only for the dependents of the veteran(s) under 18
    • Veteran must come to the distribution center to pick up toys if possible
    • Veteran must agree to show ID and sign for the toys


    Toy Requests: 

    • We will try to accommodate requests to the best of our ability, but we cannot guarantee that requests will be granted.

    • When making your requests, please keep in mind that the toys and items will be donated by individuals and organizations.

    • The Lone Star Veterans Association will not be purchasing specific items. We will use the wish list as a guide when selecting items for each child.

    • We will not have any game consoles (PS4, XBOX, WIIs), games for consoles or computers, computers, tablets (Kindle Fire, iPads), cameras, phones, or gift cards in stock.

    • We are limited on the number of bicycles that are donated. These will be given out at the Christmas party through a raffle.


    Please note that in order to request toys, you must be an approved member of the Lone Star Veterans Association and logged in to the website. 


    If you are not a member, please join here


    If you get an error message. Please check first that you are logged in to the website. If you are logged in and know you are an active member of the LSVA, please contact us for assistance. 

    Take the survey

  • donated 2015-11-09 17:08:40 -0600

    Raffle Ticket Purchase

    $3,310.00 raised
    GOAL: $12,000.00



    It's that time of the Year! RAFFLE TICKET purchase. For $20 per Raffle Ticket purchased, you have an opportunity to WIN one of three giveaway prizes. Drawing will occur on November 11th. You do not have to be present to win. Notification of prize selection will go out first via email for confirmation. Following notification and validation, notice will be released of the winners and their names via the LSVA website and social media outlets.

    1. Smith & Wesson MP15 Sport 5.56NATO/.223 Rem
    2. Colt Government 1911 45SCP
    3. 5.5" Custom Bush Knife (made by local Army Vet. Mike Carter)

    Good Luck everyone!!!