Letter to the Editor: Local posts say thank you!
Pendergrass Rose American Legion Post 36 and VFW Post 77 want to thank everyone again for participating in The Big Honkin' $500 Visa card giveaway. As most of you know, Roberta Isaacson won. Congratulations Roberta!
As an update, The Posts made over $1400 on the raffle and spent the monies as follows: $300 to The Veteran's Hospice Center in Fayetteville, $200 to support the National Cemetery in Fayetteville, $300 to help a local Veteran in need and $70 to the Flag Fund at Cornerstone Bank that is used to purchase U. S. Flags, etc, for placement at Holiday Island Veterans Memorial Park. An additional $300 is in reserve to help support the Honor Flight Program after more details are worked out.
Whenever Posts 36 and 77 sponsor a fundraiser such as this or the upcoming Military Ball at the Crescent Hotel on March 7th, monies raised above the costs are used to support area Veterans in many different ways.
If you want to attend the Military Ball on March 7th, contact Dean Lahm at 479-253-5912 or Don Naas at 479-253-7473. Tickets are $37.50 per person and reservations are required not later than February 15, 2014.