This weekend (and each Memorial Day Weekend) at Crystal Beach, Texas you'll be able to enjoy some fun in the sun and help the Lone Survivor Foundation's Crystal Beach Retreat for combat veterans and their families.  The two day event is called Frog Fest and it ain't about eating amphibians, but helping support the Lone Survivor Foundations Crystal Beach Retreat. 

The facility is available to all combat veterans and their families for the purpose of restoring, empowering and renewing hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support.

And, it's a lot of FUN! 

There's a ton of events and fun for all ages - obstacle course mud runs, carnival rides, food booths, fun booths, helicopter and air-boat rides, static military displays, military marches, a 4x4 mud obstacle course (if you ain't afraid to get a little mud on yer jeep)

The Lone Survivor Foundation was organized in 2010 by Marcus Luttrell, the 'lone' survivor of Operation Red Wings. You may already be familiar with the theatrical release of the 'Lone Survivor' about the mission starring Mark Wahlberg

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Marcus Luttrell and Mark Wahlberg

There are a wide variety of events including live entertainment from comedians to bands including American Idol alum Jessica Meuse , Jamie Talbert, Zane Williams, Zane Williams, Charlie Robison, Aubry Lynn, Nick Sterling, Blackbird Anthem and Bag of Donuts.

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Jessica Meuse

It's easy to get to Frog Fest - travel west through Beaumont on I-10 to Winnie, Texas and turn toward the beach at Winnie - then right when you come to the Gulf.  You don't have to go all the way to Galveston nor wait on a long ferry line to get to Crystal Beach.  You'll see the signs for Texas Frog Fest well before.  To get your tickets and for more information about all the events and happenings go to or

So often we talk about helping our wounded combat veterans - here's a great opportunity to not only help them, but help yourself and your family to a great weekend at the beach!


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