Local veterans service organizations have been busy this summer with various projects to serve area veterans, reserve units and children in the community. And on Labor Day they took time off from the cook-out to conduct a fundraiser at Rivertown Market.
Members of VFW Post 7287 gathered Monday morning for a fundraiser and membership recruiting drive. They presented Buddy Poppies to shoppers and received donations if people wanted to contribute.
In addition, there were several large stacks of Bibles that were distributed free of charge. The Bibles are provided by the VFW to anyone who wanted one. The vets also spoke with veterans and family members who approached about any services they might need.
Auxiliary 7287 spent much of the weekend baking delicious treats. Those were on sale on Monday. Available were several varieties of cupcakes, pound cakes, layer cakes, and a large assortment of cookies. People purchased homemade desserts to go with their Labor Day meal.
The VFW Post and Auxiliary is now working on the Second Annual Vets Breakfast. It will be held on the Veterans Day weekend in November. Pancakes and bacon or sausage and all that goes with a big breakfast will be served free to all veterans and those men and women now on active duty or in the guard and reserve. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 9th. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 until 9:00 am at First Methodist Church on Front Street.
If you desire more information on the VFW and Auxiliary, please call the Post at 318-932-6557.