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Proctorville VFW hosts fundraiser

LAVALETTE, W.Va. — More than 40 players and 10 volunteers turned out on Tuesday for the Proctorville VFW’s annual golf outing at Silo Golf Course in Lavalette, West Virginia.

The event, in its 18th year, is a fundraiser for the post. It was open to the public at $50 a ticket, with proceeds going to VFW Post 6878.

Community members took in golf on the 18-hole course, with golfers ranging in age from the young to a 90-year-old former POW. Afterward, they were treated to grilled food, courtesy of the post’s ladies auxiliary.

The post was quite active over the Memorial Day holiday, Jane Napier, president of the auxiliary, said.

“They visited 10 cemeteries and offered a 21-gun salute to honor veterans,” she said.

And the post has plans for two upcoming holidays.

On Flag Day, June 14, the past will conduct its annual flag disposal ceremony, which involves the burning of degraded and worn flags at the post’s headquarters in Proctorville.

John Weber, of the post, said anyone with old flags that need disposed of can give them to the posts.

“We have a collection box outside of the post,” he said.

For the Independence Day weekend, the members plan to raise flags at First Baptist Church in Proctorville on July 3.

In addition, the post hosts a breakfast on the second Saturday of every month, from 8-11 a.m., with the next one set for this weekend, Napier said.