Monday, December 15, 2008
VFW Post 3699 - Christmas Party
I had to work a lot harder to get this one to come together. As well as a lot of other people. Mary Ryser is our Auxiliary President she and Lena spent lots of hours talking to companies to get food, and raffle prize donations. Then there were calls to Radio stations, and TV News crews, to try to get the word out.
We were able to honor our local area Veterans, there were a few from each war and conflict from WWII until today.
My husband introduced the District 2nd place winner of the Voice of Democracy Essay. My daughter was able to read her Essay which was the Local post 1st place (tie) winner. This contest incourages our youth to think deep and write about our Veterans, and what that means to them. They could potential win over $30,000 in College Scholarships, given by the National VFW.
There was plenty of food, lots of good Christmas music, Plenty of raffle prizes, and Santa!
I feel like I could sleep all day today.
Santa gives up his chair to the big boy!