Local Veterans Receive Wheel Chairs during MSJC Foundation’s Sunset Jazz & Wine Fest

​October 13, 2014

A World War II veteran and a Korean War veteran received motorized wheel chairs from the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation and All From the Heart during the Sunset Jazz & Wine Festival held on Oct. 10, 2014 at the Menifee Valley Campus.

Perry Roth, 90, of Sun City and Ernest Trinci, 82, of Hemet smiled as they received their chairs. Roth, a WWII veteran, served in the Navy. Trinci, a Korean War veteran, served in the Marines. Judy Harter, president of All From The Heart, announced the recipients. The Temecula-based non-profit, partnered with the MSJC Foundation to present three local veterans with motorized chairs. The third veteran, who was unable to attend, will receive his chair soon.

The March Air Reserve Base Blue Eagle Honor Guard presented the Presentation of Colors and MIA/POW Remembrance table.

The Menifee Valley Jazz Ensemble and Lakeside High School Jazz band provided music for the event, which was open to the public. Proceeds from the Sunset Jazz & Wine Fest will be used for the creation of a MSJC Foundation Veteran’s Scholarship.

The public may sponsor a current MSJC Veteran for $30 by contacting the MSJC Foundation at 951-487-3171 or www.msjc.edu/foundation

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Ernest Trinci, seated left, and Perry Roth, seated right, smile as they receive wheel chairs during MSJC Foundation’s Sunset Jazz & Wine Fest.