Vets Finding Vets – August 2022

As a result of the previous experience of Director Jane Babinsky, we are thrilled to have become a Blue Star Museum this summer. This means that those currently serving in the military and their families are eligible for free admission to the Fenton Mansion/Museum, from Armed Services Day in May through Labor Day in September. If the military member is currently serving out of the area, the family is still eligible for free admission. Summer vacation is quickly racing away, and a visit to the Fenton Museum is an excellent family adventure!

We are also currently making plans for a Blue Star Memorial Garden and are about to begin a large project which will provide a bench for seating in the Blue Star Garden. We will be collecting 500 lbs of soft, clean plastic and in turn will receive a durable and weather resistant bench! Included are grocery bags, bubble wrap, the plastic which wraps around large packs of water bottles, toilet paper, paper towels, and napkins, etc. The plastic must be dry and free of food or contaminants.

We would very much appreciate the help of anyone who would like to get rid of all that extra plastic and put it to good use! We will have a recycling container inside the entrance area and we have 6 months to gather the 500 lbs. We can do this!

Later this month, Vets Finding Vets will be hosting Patriotic Bingo for Veterans and a guest, at the Samuel Derby American Legion Post # 556 in Frewsburg. This will take place on Tuesday, Augusut 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy the fun with friends that you know and some that you haven’t yet met!

This event will help fund our very long-awaited Veteran Cruise on the Chautauqua Belle on Saturday, Oct. 1st. The cruise was postponed due to two years of covid restrictions and we are so happy to finally have it scheduled again. 

If you are a Veteran and would like to reserve a seat on the Chautauqua Belle cruise for yourself and a guest, please call 716-664-6256 and leave a message for Barb. At Walnut Press time, Cruise time on Oct 1 was still to be determined, so I will need a call-back number.

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