Past commanders, charter members honored. Auxiliary marks 35.
A special observance and dinner marked the 40th anniversary of Palm Coast VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 8696, as well as the 35th anniversary of the post’s Auxiliary membership. Among the 70 attendees were charter members, past commanders and presidents, members, families,and guests.
About 70 people attended the social hour, followed by ceremonies and introductions led by Post Cmdr. Steve Jackson. Tables set with red, white and blue decorations sat beneath soft white miniature lights. After dinner, a huge celebratory cake was presented, and a toast to the post’s past, present and future was raised.
VFW Post 8696 boasts 750 members, with 389 Auxiliary members. Auxiliary membership is open to spouses, widows/widowers, and family of individuals who were or are eligible for membership in the VFW.
This active facility at 47 Old Kings Road N. offers daily lunches, Friday dinners, a full-service bar and kitchen, and banquet area with hall rentals. Most meals and special events, such as bingo, trivia, and line dancing, are open to the public.
Coming up: Cinco de Mayo theme dinner, May 5; Rummage sale fundraiser, May 6. Contributions to the rummage sale will be gratefully accepted on May 5. Visit www.vfw8696.com or call 446-8696 for more information.