EVENTS
 

Below you will find events that the detachment is participating in or hosting. If the event is hosted by the detachment it will be indicated. Events are listed from the next upcoming event to the furthest in the future. 

Regular Meeting

June 15th, 2021

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE HOSTED EVENT

 

The meetings are held in the upstairs classroom of Black Gold Harley-Davidson in Allen and start at 6:30pm. We discuss business of the detachment including upcoming events, community projects, assistances to Marines, other veteran initiatives, scholarships, celebrating significant events such as the Marine Corps Birthday as well as continuing the fellowship and camaraderie that comes from being Marines. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and/or hang out with fellow Marines.

Anyone is welcome to attended our meetings. If you are wanting to become a member (Marines, FMF Corpsmen, or Chaplains who served with fleet Marine units) please bring a copy of you DD214, and $25 (prorated amount at this time) for annual Dues. If you are anyone else wishing to join as an associate member (family members, members of the community, etc) you only need to believe in our mission and pay the annual Dues of $25. We will have all new members completed the simple application and we conduct swearing in ceremonies at every meeting.

Bikes, Babes & Bikini Contest

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June 19th, 2021

Black Gold Harley-Davidson 1007 State Highway Allen, TX 75002. Food, vendors, live music, bikinis and bikes. Do we need to say more?

Stop by the Marine Corps League booth for you chance to win some great American style freedom!

For more information: Bikes, Babes & Bikini Contest | Black Gold Harley-Davidson® (blackgoldhd.com)

Teuful Hunden Night

June 22nd, 2021

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE HOSTED EVENT

The detachment started this event to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Marine's victory at the historically significant Battle of Belleau Wood, where the Marine's nick name of "Devil Dogs" comes from. 

This year will mark the 103rd anniversary, and we have decided to continue the event. It will be held at Frisco Rail Yard, there will be drinks, food trucks, live music, prizes, veteran venders, other veteran organizations, and Marines. 

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Celina's Splash and Blast

June 26th, 2021

Come celebrate Independence Day at Old Celina Park. This free-to-attend event will include a kids zone, live music, market and food vendors, and fireworks at 9;30 pm.

Bring your own chairs and blankets. No coolers or outside food and beverages are allowed. Leashed dogs are okay, but not encouraged due to loud pyrotechnics.

Don't forget to stop by the Marine Corps League booth the see freedom you can get will supporting Veterans. Check out the Link for more information: Splash & Blast | Celina (lifeincelinatx.com)

Frisco's Freedom Fest

July 4th, 2021

The party begins at 4 p.m. and features a wide array of fun and exciting activities for families, or just about anyone who enjoys saluting independence by dancing in the streets with thousands of their closest friends and neighbors.

Children and families will head straight for the Children’s Expo. Our plaza party also includes a Community Stage, featuring local entertainers, and Hometown Hero Exhibit, showcasing our police and fire departments.  
 
The Taste of Frisco returns with Frisco restaurants serving some of their most popular menu items. The variety of fare is sure to please every palette. While you're in the area, visit all the great businesses taking part in our Vendor Village. This where you will be able to find the Marine Corps League.  Come see the freedom you can win while supporting veterans. 

The real star of Frisco Freedom Fest is one of the largest fireworks finales in all of North Texas! This year’s 20 minute show will rival any in our area. Fireworks begin approximately at 9:45 p.m. 

For more info, check out the website: Frisco Freedom Fest, TX - Official Website | Official Website

Regular Meeting

July 20th, 2021

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE HOSTED EVENT

 

The meetings are held in the upstairs classroom of Black Gold Harley-Davidson in Allen and start at 6:30pm. We discuss business of the detachment including upcoming events, community projects, assistances to Marines, other veteran initiatives, scholarships, celebrating significant events such as the Marine Corps Birthday as well as continuing the fellowship and camaraderie that comes from being Marines. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and/or hang out with fellow Marines.

Anyone is welcome to attended our meetings. If you are wanting to become a member (Marines, FMF Corpsmen, or Chaplains who served with fleet Marine units) please bring a copy of you DD214, and $25 (prorated amount at this time) for annual Dues. If you are anyone else wishing to join as an associate member (family members, members of the community, etc) you only need to believe in our mission and pay the annual Dues of $25. We will have all new members completed the simple application and we conduct swearing in ceremonies at every meeting.

McKinney Oktoberfest

September 24th - 26th

WHERE GERMAN & AMERICAN CULTURES MEET... WILLKOMMEN!

Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German themed fun in Historic Downtown McKinney.

 

Enjoy the tradition of authentic German food, domestic and imported beer, live music, games, and much more.

 

The Marines were born in a bar and the German's thought we fought like mythical hounds of Hell a.k.a. "Devil Dogs."  We like beer and our Germen given nickname, why wouldn't we be there? This will be our 5th year at the McKinney Oktoberfest. We can't wait. 

For more information please check out the website:  Oktoberfest | McKinney, TX - Official Website (mckinneytexas.org)

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246th Marine Corps Birthday Ball

November 13th, 2021

We look forward to being able to share this Marine Corps tradition again after having to cancel last year.  Again we are inviting the local community to join us for this elegant evening of rich military history, tradition, and ceremony. 

   

The Marine Corps Birthday Ball is our biggest event of the year and serves the purpose of carrying on history and tradition. The Ball also serves as a major fundraising event for the Collin County Marine Corps League.  Funds raised through this event assist us in our mission of supporting local Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and their families.  It also allows us to support other veteran initiatives that are in line with our mission.  For far this year the Marine Corps League of Collin County has provided financial assistance to several Marines, supported the Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas, donated to erecting the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Frisco, and awarded three $1500 scholarships. Funds raised by the detachment also helped support our Toys For Tots campaign, that provided a Christmas to over 21,000 children in Collin County this past season during the pandemic.  

The detachment plans to open regular ticket sales on July 4th. We are currently seeking sponsors.  For more information about the Marine Corps League, the Marine Corps Birthday Ball or sponsoring this unique event and supporting Marines, FMF Corpsmen, their families plus other veteran initiatives please contact Noe DeLeon. Phone: (214) 207-9093 email: Noe@NoeDeLeon.com or Nathan Hanson. Phone 940-390-7992  email: Admin@CollinMCL.org

The members of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment hope to enjoy your presence on November 13th at the Hilton at Granite Park.  We look forward to sharing this sacred Marine Corps tradition with our community once again.  Thank you for your time and support of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment.