I trust you will share this with your readers as I want to thank each citizen who supported our annual VFW Post #6908 Poppy Sale. The folks of Johnson County gave so generously and we raised $2,024.95 to help our local veterans. We old veterans were really thankful to see so many youngsters buying a poppy as many told us that their mom or dad or a family member were veterans and they wanted to give them a poppy in appreciation of their military service. Johnson County has many wonderful young people.
The poppy sale funds are used to support local veterans. You do not need to be a member of our VFW Post to receive assistance; contact a member of Post Commander to request help. Per request, previous funds from poppy sales have purchased Christmas fruit baskets, provided assistance due to tornado damages, expense funds to several veterans who were having surgery or nursing home/rehab stay, Operation Sunscreen for Afghan troops; VAVS Program; Voice of Democracy Patriots Pen and Teacher of the Year, VFW Youth School Programs.
We want to thank The Tomahawk, WMCT, both Dollar Stores in Mountain City, Food Country USA and Hardees of Mountain City for their wonderful assistance in making our poppy drive a huge success.
We also want to thank each citizen who supported our pancake breakfast fundraiser by purchasing a ticket or eating with us. These funds help support the operations of our post that includes building insurance, utility bills, etc. Thanks to each member of our post who donated the materials to hold our breakfast along with Hardees of Mountain City.
We thank The Tomahawk, WMCT, Hardees and each business or person who gave to our fundraiser. We especially want to thank Modern Woodmen of America for sponsoring our pancake breakfast. These folks are a huge asset to our community thanks, Roger!
Terry G. Reece
Commander, VFW Post #6908
Members and Ladies Auxiliary