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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Painesville Junior Girls bring home awards

The Painesville Junior Girls Unit of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2595 in Painesville had a wonderful time at its state conference recently.
The conference in New Philadelphia included a sock hop for the girls attending from all over the state of Ohio.
Junior Girls Unit 2595 of Painesville also brought home some awards, earning best overall for Veterans, Family Support and Americanism programs.
The unit also brought home runner-up for Youth and Membership programs, most visits to hospitals and nursing homes, working with the Legislative Program and recognition for participation in the Buddy Poppy Program, Cancer Aid and Research and VFW National Home for Children programs.
The big winner coming home was Sierra Sadler of Fairport Harbor.
She was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and named Outstanding Unit President. Jill Householder, the Junior Girls adviser, was runner-up for Outstanding Chairman/Adviser.
While at the conference, the girls had the opportunity to visit Schoenbrunn Village, Ohio’s first village, settled in 1772. Membership in the Junior Girls group is open to daughters and sisters of someone eligible to join the VFW. Girls between the ages of 5 and 16 years old are welcome.
For details, call Jill Householder at 440-352-9522.

Summer equipment raffle at Willoughby Post
American Legion Post 214, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, is hosting a raffle for a Weber grill, grilling tools, two bottles of wine and a gift certificate for steaks.
This is a $500 value. Tickets are six for $5 and the drawing will be at 1 p.m. on Memorial Day. The winner need not be present to win.
Tickets are available at the post home or by calling 440-942-7762.

Dinner at Gunny’s Hall
Col. Justice M. Chambers Marine Corps League 555 will host a fish fry and prime rib night from 4 to 8 p.m. April 25 at Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Drive in Mentor.
For details, call the hall at 440-974-9380

Painesville Ladies offer 
barbecue beef for dinner
VFW Post 2595 Ladies Auxiliary will host a barbecue beef sandwich dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. April 26 at the post home, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville. The public is welcome.
For details, call the post home at 440-354-9090.

Vendor, craft and garage sale 
at Willowick post
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick, will host a vendor, craft and garage sale in the social hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26. Proceeds will benefit the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Charities.
To reserve a table, call 440-943-9659 or 216-408-6284.

Pasta and sideboards
Col. Justice M. Chambers Marine Corps League will host a pasta dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. May 3 at Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Road in Mentor. The evening also will include a 50/50 raffle and sideboards with a drawing at 7:30 p.m.
For details, call 440-974-9380.

Ladies Auxiliary hosts 
spaghetti dinner
VFW Post 4358 Ladies Auxiliary, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host an all-you-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. May 4 at the post home. The dinner will benefit the Ladies Auxiliary.
For reservations, call Rosina Drenski at 440-944-4903 or the post home at 440-944-1642. The public is welcome.

Red Day helps veterans 
Keller Williams Realty will host a Red Day of Caring on May 8. As a part of KW Cares, the Northeast Ohio Keller Williams Realty agents will put their appreciation into action by doing exterior work on the homes and yards of veterans in need in the area.
If you would like to volunteer or help, call Mike Schneithorst at 440-728-0024.

Burton Legion hosts 
Community Garage Sale
Vendors are needed for the Community Garage Sale at the American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. The sale will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17.
For details or information, call Mike Karlinsky at 440-286-1202.

7th annual Run for 
the River in May
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 42 7th Annual Run for the River, sponsored by V-Twin Cruiser MC, will be 9 a.m. May 17. The run will begin at Western Reserve Harley Davidson, 8567 Tyler Blvd. in Mentor and end at the Wagon Wheel in Madison. Tickets in advance are $8 and tickets the day of the run are $10 per bike. Proceeds will benefit Greater Cleveland Fisher House and DAV Chapter 42.
For tickets, call Mandi Thompson at 440-382-6818.

PLAV Auxiliary hosts 
a golf outing
Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, 850 E. 200th St. in Cleveland, will host a golf outing fundraiser at Briardale Greens Golf Course, 24131 Briardale Ave. in Euclid. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. Fisher House will allow military family members to stay free of charge while their injured  or ill loved one receives treatment, procedures, operations or rehabilitation.
Construction of the Fisher House will be located on the grounds of the Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cleveland.
For information, call Theresa Krysiak at 216-337-8997 or John Major at 216-337-8996.

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