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VFW Veterans' Day dinner a success

The Veterans' Day Dinner sponsored by the Warrensburg VFW Men's Auxiliary was a sellout success, with the men running out of chicken and biscuits only 52 minutes after the people started pouring in the doors.

This turnout of veterans, with people occupying every seat in the VFW hall, caught the Auxiliary by surprise, since the attendance more than doubled from the previous year, according to Men's Auxiliary official Eddie Bates.

"The VFW hall was filled to capacity," Bates said. "Everybody enjoyed socializing."

Warrensburgh Museum of Local History director Steve Parisi noted more than 40 people from the dinner event came upstairs to experience the museum's new Veterans Appreciation Room which includes soldier Joe Aiken's diary depicting the action on the front lines in World War I. Aiken is the grandfather of well-known local residents Jim, Tom and Bill Davis. The attendance was far more than Parisi expected, he said.

Last year, about 35 people attended the Veterans Day dinner, and this year, more than 100 showed up, but only 82 dinners could be served, Bates added.

"Next year, we're going to double up on everything," he said. "We extend sincere congratulations to to all those who made the dinner a success."

News about VFW raffles

The Warrensburg VFW Men's Auxiliary is sponsoring a raffle for a new snowblower as a fundraiser.

Only 200 tickets, at $10 apiece, will be sold for the prize of a 9.5 horsepower two-stage Toro snowblower complete with hand warmers. The raffle drawing is to be held Dec. 18, and tickets are $10 each. For ticket information, call Eddie Bates at 260-1212.

A drawing was held Nov. 11 for the 42-inch high-definition flat-screen LCD television in a raffle sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary as a fundraiser. The lucky winner was Larry Crandall of Warrensburg

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