Buddy Poppy Event Scheduled

****  Update:  There are still a few remaining shifts to fill at both Hy-Vee and Goode’s Greenhouse.  Please consider signing up for them on the sign-up lists at the Post.  Thanks!! ****

Lee Booton has shared on the VFW Post 9662 Facebook Page that the dates have been set for the Annual Buddy Poppy Event. Mark your Calendars for May 17th and 18th with poppies to be distributed at Goode’s Greenhouse and Hy-Vee locations. The sign up sheets will be put up in the Post by the kitchen entrance so be sure to sign up to work a shift or two. Thanks for volunteering to help!!!

Lee Booton, VFW Post 9662, Buddy Poppie Chairman 2019

See the Buddy Poppy Page to learn more about the history of the Buddy Poppy! http://vfw9662.org/?page_id=643

The “Buddy”® Poppy is assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA medical facilities. Proceeds from the VFW “Buddy”® Poppy program: • Provide compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies. • Provide financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs. • Partially supports the VFW National Home for Children. www.vfw.org | www.vfwauxiliary.org

Another great tool is the Buddy Poppy Chairman’s handbook.  It contains great information about the program.  Check it out here

1st Annual Red White & Que BBQ

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.pdf

Registration 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:

Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week Events 2019!

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.