VFW Auxiliary Spring Raffle

To the editor:

The VFW Auxiliary of VFW Post 3357 would like to thank everyone who participated in our Spring Raffle. The winners are as follows: first prize, Travis Minnie; second prize, Forrest Pennington; third prize, James Osborne Sr.; fourth prize, Jennifer Zahn.

The VFW Auxiliary of Post 3357 is busy throughout the year supporting veterans and our community by hosting the Veterans Day luncheon and participating with the Bloomingdale School Veterans Day assembly, participating in the Memorial Day parade, running a poppy fund drive along with our membership drive, organizing the cell phone collection for soldiers. We donate to Creative Healing Connections for women veterans, Wreaths Across America, Syracuse VA hospital, VFW Disaster Relief Fund, POW/MIA fund, commander’s special projects, veterans and family support programs, the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall and the National Children’s Home.

Locally every year we give a graduating Saranac Lake High School senior a scholarship, and we have made donations to the Saranac Lake youth activities summer program, the Saranac Lake Youth Center, the middle school Back Pack Program, the Humane Society, the rescue squad, the ecumenical house, High Peaks Hospice and the food pantry.

If you are interested in joining the VFW Auxiliary of Post 3357, you must be a citizen of the United States or a United States national and at least 16 years old. The eligibility requirements are as follows: husband/wife (yes, men are welcome to join us), widow/widower, father/mother, grandfathers/grandmothers, sons/daughters, grandsons/granddaughters, brothers/sisters. For a more detailed list of what is required to join the VFW Auxiliary, go to https://vfwauxiliary.org/join-us/egibility-information/.

Your participation in our Spring Raffle helps us continue to support the worthwhile programs that we participate in, and we thank you for that. Thank you to Kinney Drugs for allowing us to sell our tickets at the store.

Respectfully yours,

Barbara Skiff, secretary

VFW Auxiliary Post 3357

Saranac Lake