VFW Post 5434 donates $6,000 to Pink Ribbon Girls


Brown and Small Post raises funds to fight breast cancer

By Ron Nunnari - Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com



<strong>Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5434 (Brown and Small Post) presented a check to the Pink Ribbon Girls during a special event Thursday night. Pictured left to right is VFW Post 5434 Chaplain Angie Swartz, Post 5434 Canteen Manager Jenny Boggs, Heather Salazar of the Pink Ribbon Girls and VFW Post 5434 Commander Phyllis Gannon.</strong>

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5434 (Brown and Small Post) presented a check to the Pink Ribbon Girls during a special event Thursday night. Pictured left to right is VFW Post 5434 Chaplain Angie Swartz, Post 5434 Canteen Manager Jenny Boggs, Heather Salazar of the Pink Ribbon Girls and VFW Post 5434 Commander Phyllis Gannon.


Photo by Ron Nunnari

UNION — During a special ceremony Thursday night Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5434 (Brown and Small Post) at 116 N. Main Street in Union presented check totaling $6,000 to Heather Salazar of the Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that lends much needed support to breast and reproductive cancer victims and their families.

VFW Post held a special event called ‘Ta-Ta-Palooza’ on Saturday, October 10 to raise funds for the Pink Ribbon Girls. Each year October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Three bands performed during the event, which was held from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Featured bands included ‘Diddley Unplugged,’ ‘Higgins-Madewell’ and ‘Desert Star.’

“We held a silent auction and raised a lot of money from that,” said Post Commander Phyllis Gannon. “We also held several raffles and received donations from several people, members of the public who came out to support our event. We had games and events for kids like pumpkin painting.”

One event was ‘Bra Pong’ that consisted of one Post member bringing in several of her Victoria’s Secret bras that were hung from a board and inside some of the cups there were prizes. If participants hit one of the cups with a ping pong ball, they won a prize. A Biergarten generated plenty of business throughout the event.

“It was a lot of fun,” Gannon added. “Everyone had a good time and we were able to raise funds for a good cause.”

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5434 (Brown and Small Post) presented a check to the Pink Ribbon Girls during a special event Thursday night. Pictured left to right is VFW Post 5434 Chaplain Angie Swartz, Post 5434 Canteen Manager Jenny Boggs, Heather Salazar of the Pink Ribbon Girls and VFW Post 5434 Commander Phyllis Gannon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/12/web1_VFW5434.jpgVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 5434 (Brown and Small Post) presented a check to the Pink Ribbon Girls during a special event Thursday night. Pictured left to right is VFW Post 5434 Chaplain Angie Swartz, Post 5434 Canteen Manager Jenny Boggs, Heather Salazar of the Pink Ribbon Girls and VFW Post 5434 Commander Phyllis Gannon. Photo by Ron Nunnari
Brown and Small Post raises funds to fight breast cancer

By Ron Nunnari

Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com

Reach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5434 at (937) 836-4405.

Reach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5434 at (937) 836-4405.