Bay Village VFW holiday social brings cheer to veterans

Bay Village VFW members, spouses, guests, and Key Club members enjoy a special holiday celebration for veterans. Photo by Fred Green

On Dec. 13, Bay Village VFW Post 9693 held our second annual Holiday Social. The event was held at Bay Lodge and due to a healthy turnout of members and guests, as well as over 20 Bay High School Key Club volunteers, we entertained over 50 people.The plentiful array of food was prepared by a few of the spouses and some items were donated. There was plenty for all and even pizza for the Key Club!

Due to a local event conflict, parking was sparse. Like all veterans, we assessed the situation, adapted and carried on! All had a great time. Several widowed or single members were sent home with food, and three full meals were delivered the next day to local veterans that could not make the event. 

We send our sincere thanks to several local businesses and groups that donated door prizes, discounts, and assistance to our event, reducing cost and helping our local veterans! Donations included gift cards for restaurants, groceries and hair cuts; a bottle of wine; cookies; pizza; and an official Bay Village ornament and one-year membership to the historical society.

A special thanks to the Bay Lodge reservation staff for their assistance to swap events so that we could use the larger facility. And finally, the wonderful help from the Key Club to assist veterans to and from their cars, and with the meals and drinks, as well as clean up. They were all dressed professionally and represented themselves and the Key Club with class and dignity.

Our sincere thanks to all that attended or helped in any way. We are already looking at 2017 plans, so stay tuned!

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:08 AM, 01.10.2017