KATU Reports on VFW at Crawfish Festival

Fund-raising and good times were had Aug. 14 in Tualatin

By KATU Communities Staff Friday, August 20th, 11:01 am Share:


According to Sherri Colo’n of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3452, they had a fund-raiser and open house Aug 14.

The Post was selected as the Grand Marshal for the Crawfish Festival Parade and had nine men and women with two military vehicles in the parade from the Oregon Army National Guard 141st Bridage, part of the 41st who just returned from Iraq in April.

After the parade, two girls, who would not be shown up by one of the male soldiers, volunteered to go into the VFW Dunk Tank at the Festival to help raise money for the VFW and had a great time.

After the festival, the Veteran’s Open House and Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser took place and turned out to be a great success, which included a single donation of $500. Colo’n said fund-raiser netted more money than “we were hoping for and made a lot of new friends and new members.” Also at the event were local police, senators, state representatives and their families, members from other VFW posts and veteran’s that didn’t know that there was a VFW post in Tualatin show up for the dinner.

Norb Murray, Alex Simshaw (Post Commander)

National Guard and David Wu

National Guard and VFW Post 3452 Members

National Guard Tosses Ball

About to be Dunked

Spaghetti Dinner at the Post

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