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Raising Funds For VFW Post 2295

July 20, 2016
Emmetsburg News

To the Editor:

The mission of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is: to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts, to serve our veterans, the military and our communities, and to advocate on behalf of all veterans. In support of this mission, on Friday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. the Palo Alto County VFW will be conducting our first annual hog roast dinner and silent auction fundraiser.

We will be saluting veterans of all recent armed conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and the men and women of Palo Alto County who are joining the military.

We are conducting this event in order to ensure that your VFW unit will remain viable and continue to provide services to Palo Alto County. Those services include: providing military funeral honors for all Palo Alto County veterans, providing low cost facilities for meetings, funeral receptions, wedding receptions, and other events for all citizens of Palo Alto County, as well as hosting fish fries, bingo, and other community activities.

Palo Alto County merchants and other residents are asked to donate items for the auction. A cash bar will be available. Bidding will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m. the formal program will commence. Donors will be recognized. Bid winners will be announced. Veterans from recent conflicts and new members of the military and their families will be recognized.

Our guest speaker will be Colonel Bob King, Iowa National Guard, (Retired), who currently is serving as Executive Director, Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs.

There is no charge for participating in this event. Free will donations will be accepted.

Donors of silent auction items are asked to contact Dennis Mandsager at (712) 298-4605 or dennis.mand or Terry Chamberlain at (712) 298-0883 or tlcsrr All donations are sincerely appreciated. We hope to see a big turnout at this Palo Alto County event.

Please contact Dennis or Terry to provide the names and contact information for veterans or new members of the military who should be recognized at this event:

Terry Chamberlain

Commander VFW 2295

1903 Lawler Street

Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Dennis Mandsager

Member VFW 2295

504 Palmer Street

Emmetsburg, IA 50536

(signed) Dennis Mandsager



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