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Friday, October 10, 2014

Auxiliary member celebrates 50 years

Congratulations to Bernice Dworning on her 50 years of American Legion Auxiliary membership.
Dworning is a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678 in Willowick-Eastlake. She is the unit historian and has served as the chairwoman of the Americanism Committee for many years, ensuring that young ladies from the area experience Buckeye Girls State.
The week provides girls with hands-on experience in government by creating a mock government with the participants taking part by way of holding office.
Dworning also has been president and secretary of the unit during her 50 years of auxiliary service.
“She is always willing to share her knowledge and help in any way she can,” said Maribeth Shankman, president of Unit 678. “I want to thank Bernice for being an excellent example and role model we can only try to emulate as Auxiliary members.”

Fish fry at Fairport VFW
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7754, 540 New St. in Fairport Harbor, will host a fish fry dinner on the second and fourth Friday of each month at the post home.
Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 4 to 7 p.m. For details call the post at 440-352-1123. During the months of November and December, the dinners will be served on the second Friday (Nov. 14 and Dec. 12)

Tailgate at Painesville Legion
American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, will host a Browns/Steelers tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the post home.
Tickets are $10 and include admission, $1,000 raffle, food, soft drinks and draft beer. For details, call the post home at 440-357-7711.

Annual Card party hosted
 by Ladies of Post 7
The Ladies Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 7, 29919 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe, will host its annual card party from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the post home.
The evening will include door prizes and a theme basket raffle. Tickets are available from any auxiliary member for $10 or by calling Dolly Hillier at 440-585-0449 or Rita Koenig at 440-585-1829.

Madison VFW Post hosts reverse raffle
VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road E. in Madison, will host a reverse raffle beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 18.
Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner. The evening will include an open bar, Chinese auction, sideboards and 50/50 raffle. For details or tickets, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Lake Erie College post 
serves spaghetti dinner
The Andy Nowacki Lake Erie College VFW Post 807 will host a spaghetti dinner at American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 18.
The dinner is $10 and is all-you-can-eat. For details, call 440-975-8281 or 216-214-3878.

Cabbage roll dinner 
at Willoughby Hills VFW
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4358, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host a cabbage roll dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the post home.
Call 440-944-1642 or Rosina Drenski at 440-944-4903 for information.

Willoughby Legion hosts 
annual Cabbage Roll dinner
Palmer-Roberts American Legion Unit 214 Auxiliary, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will host its annual cabbage roll dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the post.
Dinners are $7 each and funds raised by this event will be used by the Auxiliary Unit to support American Legion sanctioned programs.

Evening with Billy Sullivan in Willoughby
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, will host an evening with Billy Sullivan from 8 to 11 p.m., Oct. 25 at the post home.
Sullivan toured with The Raspberries, played with Gary Lewis and The Playboys and shared the stage with Mark Lindsay, Mitch Ryder, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner, Ian Hunter and many other rock-n-roll legends. His performance will include music from the 1950s through today.
The event will be a membership drive with all proceeds benefiting the VFW Charities. Bar type food and a cash bar will be part of the fun. Tickets are $5 for members or $10 for nonmembers. For tickets call Don Boston at 440-669-3495.

Annual Veterans Appreciation 
Breakfast scheduled
The fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road in Mentor.
The breakfast also will include a color guard, musical entertainment, guest speakers and a pinning ceremony by Hospice of the Western Reserve.
The meal is free for veterans and $4 for guests. Registration in advance is required by Nov. 4 in person or by calling 440-974-5725. The event is co-sponsored with Perkins Pancake House in

Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678, 570 E. 328th St., Willowick, is hosting a basket raffle.
The basket contains $50 gift certificates from Petie’s Family Restaurant, Cala’s Pizza and Rudy’s Meats. The drawing will be held during the intermission of Sunday bingo on Nov. 9.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Fisher House fundraiser in Euclid
The Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31, will host a benefit for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 East 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet dinner served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and live music. Available for additional purchase will be sideboards, Chinese auction tickets, 50/50 raffle and a cash bar.
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or donating a raffle basket or item is asked to call 216-337-8997.

Veterans hospitality dinner 
at Old South Church
A veterans hospitality dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together in appreciation of their service. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghostrider Foundation.

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