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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Letter to the Editor helps locate post items

A letter to the editor in the Lorain Morning Journal recently made me curious.
The letter asked the whereabouts of the colors, rifles and memorabilia of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 38, that once stood on West 38th Street in Lorain.
With that letter Stephen Bansek of Lorain was able to locate the items for the PLAV and will be collecting them from a past commander that had them stored in his basement for safekeeping.
“Those are historical items,” said Department Commander Michael Polichuk.
Polichuk stressed the importance of  post history and the need of to get younger members interested and active in the organization to keep the group viable into the future. The items will be returned to Polichuk at his home post PLAV Post 58 on Professor Avenue in Cleveland.

Gift to college will benefit veterans and families
Cuyahoga Community College will be increasing support services to veterans and their families thanks to a significant gift from The Lerner Foundation, which established the Alfred Lerner Veterans Services Center at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.
An estimated 10,000 veterans and their families will be served through outreach services and programs. The center is named for the late Alfred Lerner, a philanthropist and businessman who served in the United States Marine Corps.

Lake County Speedway hosts POW/MIA Recognition Night
Lake County Speedway will host a POW/MIA Recognition Night on Sept. 20 at the speedway, 500 Fairport Nursery Road in Painesville. The evening offers free grand stand admission while American Legion Post 336 Color Guard will present the colors. Flu shots, food and prizes also will be a part of the event. For details, visit

Willoughby post hosts fish fry dinner night
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, hosts a fish fry every first and third Friday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. A full menu is offered. For details call 440-951-9233 or stop in at the post for a meal.

Civil Air Patrol serves spaghetti
Painesville Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 252 will host a spaghetti dinner 4:30 to 7 p.m., Sept. 20, at the American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville.
The public is welcome. Proceeds will benefit Civil Air Patrol programs. For details, call Ken Voyticky at 440-655-6600.

Men’s auxiliary to host breakfast
VFW Post 2595, Men’s Auxiliary will host a breakfast at 9 a.m., Sept. 21, at the post home, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville. Breakfast of pancakes and sausage or eggs, bacon and potatoes will be $5. For details call Jane at 440-354-9090.

Breakfast at Madison post Sunday
The VFW Men’s Auxiliary Unit of VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road East in Madison, will host a sausage gravy, biscuit, eggs and potatoes breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 21 at the post home.
Adult breakfast will be $5 and breakfast for children ages 10 and younger will be $3.50. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund, veterans fund and the food bank. For details, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Veterans Appreciation Day at Painesville Legion post
A Veterans Appreciation Day is planned for Sept. 26, at American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville.
The event will be hosted by the Painesville VA Clinic and will include prizes, food, guests, a Color Guard, benefit information and flu shots. All veterans are welcome.
For details call the Painesville VA Clinic at 440-357-6740.

Annual Rock-A-thon benefits hospice
The 18th Annual Rock-A-Thon to benefit the Hospice of the Western Reserve Peaceful and Proud Program, will be all day Sept. 27 in front of the Perry AMVETS Post 11971, 4129 Main St.
The post is looking for both sponsors and rockers for the event. For details, call 440-259-4242.

Newbury Legion hosts annual pig roast
Newbury American Legion Post 663, 11008 Kinsman Road, will host the Fifth Annual Pig Roast dinner in the Hunter Pavilion behind the post 4 to 7 p.m., Sept. 27.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 advance sale. Tickets are half price for children ages 12 and younger or a free hot dog dinner. The event also includes a pie auction and a 50/50 raffle.
For details, call 440-834-1159.

Clam bake season
• VFW Post 2595, 570 Liberty St, in Painesville will host a clambake at 4 p.m., Oct. 4, at the post. Tickets are pre-sale only. Dinner will be $21 and extra clams are $6 and orders are needed by Sept. 27. For details, call 440-867-8145.
• VFW Post 4358, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host its annual clam bake, beginning at 4 p.m., Oct. 4. Tickets are $31 with steak; $25 with chicken and extra clams are $8.
Tickets are pre-sale only by Sept. 30. Reservations can be made at the post using check, cash or credit/debit cards or on the web site at For questions, call the post home at 440-944-1642.
• VFW Post 3863, Ladies Auxiliary Unit, 33641 Vine St. in Eastlake, will host a clam bake 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the post home. Tickets are pre-sale only by Sept. 29 and available at the post. Ticket prices are $20 with chicken; $23 with steak and extra clams are $8 per dozen. For further information, call 440-942-3980 or Jera at 440-477-8301.
• Col. Justice M. Chambers Det. 555, 8720 Twinbrook Drive in Mentor, will host a clam bake, at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Gunny’s Hall. Tickets are $20 per bake and $6 for extra clams. For tickets, call 440-974-9380.

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