POTTSBORO, TX -- Area striper guides and businesses are getting ready for dozens of soldiers who will be spending the weekend out at Lake Texoma.
It's part of the 4th annual Operation: Welcome Home.
Striper guide, Jerry Dorsey says they invited 80 soldiers from Fort Hood and Fort Sill to take the weekend off and go fishing at the lake.
He and 15 other striper guides donated their boats and services for the event along with several area businesses who donated food and other items.
Dorsey says it's the least they can do for those who serve.
Dorsey says, "We've noticed it over the years watching these soldiers with a grin on their faces and the appreciation that we get is reward enough for everything we do to take care of what little we do for them."
They will be loading their boats at 7 am Saturday morning and then have a fish fry in the afternoon.