Chris Cummings would like to remind everyone about the upcoming deadline for VFW Post 9662 scholarships due April 1st – only a few short weeks away! Don’t forget to pick up a scholarship form for your kiddos or you can grab one here: http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Scholarship-Application.pdf
Check out this Conference in Wisconsin and Carol Holmes representation for Post 9662.
Join us for the first annual red white and Que BBQ for Veterans on Saturday June 1st. Judging will be at 3 p.m. at the VFW Post 9662 at 1309 North East 66th Avenue. There will be a full bar available for purchase with $10 barbecue plates of pulled pork, chips, beans, and mac and cheese available starting at 11 a.m. There will also be a silent auction with yard games and music. Bring your chili for a cook-off with free entry.
All proceeds will benefit the Boline Manfredi VFW Post 9662. There is $100 entry fee with meat (chicken, ribs and sausage) provided. KCBS Judging! Come enjoy the fun all day!! Check out the attached flyer for all the great details! http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/BBQ-flyer-only.pdfRegistration deadline is May 3 for those of you ready to BBQ or submit a chili entry! Sign up sheet is here:
For a full set of contest rules, check out this link:
Win a Ford Escape from the VFW Department of Iowa. See Post Commander Jim Wettestad to purchase tickets. Click here for more information: http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/VFW-Raffle-2019.jpg
March 31 is the Student Entry Deadline to submit to the VFW Auxiliary. Click here to learn more about this Scholarship opportunity! http://vfw9662.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=472&action=edit
February 11-15th was National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week.
For the third year in a row, VFW 9662 Auxiliary members, Carol & Mike Holmes and Scott & Susan Holmes handed out 264 Walmart individual pies at the Des Moines VA for Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week! The Department of Iowa VFW Auxiliary bought the pies! The pies were a hit! Their picture from 2018 was used in the National Auxiliary Facts Leaflet! Click below to view it! http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/VFW-2018-Facts-Sheet.pdf
This year the Veterans also asked for a pizza party with bingo. F&O’s (Felix and Oscar’s) Pizza at 4050 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines donated 10 pizzas for the Valentine/birthday Party on February 14th at the VA Hospital CLC unit. Bingo cash prizes were given. VFW 9662 Auxiliary members Doris Decker and Stella Lane were on hand to assist with the party. Also pictured, Linda Jones, VFW Auxiliary Hospital Department Chairman, and Dorothy Haus and Linda Jones from VFW Auxiliary 738.
Sharing news from the post for January through March 2019! Click here! http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/1.-Jan-Feb-Mar-2019.pdf