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 aÂ fund-raiser and open house Aug 14.
The Post was selected as the Grand MarshalÂ for the Crawfish Festival Parade and hadÂ nine men and women withÂ 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, volunteeredÂ 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,Â the Veteran’s Open House and Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser took place andÂ turned out to be a great success, which included aÂ single donation of $500. Colo’n saidÂ fund-raiser nettedÂ more money than “we were hoping for and made a lot of new friends and new members.” Also at the event wereÂ 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.