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Don Vtipil, co-founder of Military Assistance Program, a non-profit group that helps veterans, surprised local veterans John Scadlock, above, and Dustin Bagwell, below, with $5,000 each Sunday during a fundraiser at Gros’ Marina near Stephensville as part of Road to 3rd Street Songwriters Festival. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Two area veterans surprised with $5,000 each

Two local veterans who have faced trying times were surprised with $5,000 each Sunday during an event in conjunction with Road to 3rd Street Songwriters Festival.

Singer-songwriter Emily Tipton sings and plays guitar Wednesday at Lake End Park in Morgan City during the unofficial kickoff for the Road to 3rd Street Songwriters Festival, Retreat and Conference. Other singer-songwriters, from left, are Brook Faulk, Festival Director Brigitte London, and Jill Kinsey. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Kinsey sings and plays guitar Wednesday while singer-songwriter Kay Miracle listens. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Starting on the right note

Road to 3rd Street Songwriters Festival, Retreat and Conference will hold an official kickoff party at 7:30 p.m.

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