Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3848 “ All American Post “ Made A Donation to C.T. Sewell Elementary School

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By: Megan Way | Photos by Su Phelps
Every Friday from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3848 hosts a fish fry to fundraise money for their post. “It’s the best fish in town, absolutely”, says Rick Hill Veterans of Foreign War Post 3848 (VFW 3848) member (and key member of One Hero at a Time) while eating the fish. The money that comes from the weekly fish fry doesn’t just help the post’s programs and members though, they pay it forward and give support to the Henderson community.
Dan Adkins, VFW Post 3848 Commander described the results of the hard work the post has done in the past, “Last year, the post achieved the status of all-American post. Second time in the 75 years of the history of the post we’ve accomplished that. Those goals are very difficult to achieve” To be an All-American Post, a VFW post has to go past the difficult requirements including; a membership increase, meeting the all the programs. After going through the many hurdles and competing with more than 600 other posts in their division, the VFW Post 3848 made 31st in their division. Receiving the recognition of All-American Post, All-American Commander and All-American Quartermaster.
Leonard Griffin, VFW Post 3848 Quartermaster explains where the post puts their money says, “the money we make here, with the catfish every Friday, is given back to the community; We are constantly looking for new ways and ideas to be involved in our community. This is our home, our community and if we’re not supporting it, we’re not doing our job.” The VFW post supports many local organizations including the Silverado High School JROTC Unit and C.T. Sewell Elementary School, that the VFW 3848 just recently donated tons of uniform shirts, pants and socks to. C.T. Sewell Elementary School is also a Title 1 school apart of the federal educational program that assists schools with large concentrations of poverty or below poverty level students. Leonard Griffin says, “[C.T. Sewell]’s our school and we’re doing whatever is necessary to help them get along.”
Amanda Cruz, C.T. Sewell Elementary School Counselor and Connie Buttz, C.T. Sewell Elementary School Nursing Assistant received the many boxes of donated clothes from the VFW Post 3848.
Not forgetting their auxiliary though, the Commander says, “has come back with a vengeance, their auxiliary is growing, they’re participating, and we have a good relationship with our auxiliary so between the two of us we’ve been able to accomplish a lot over the past year” If you’d like to be a part of the VFW Post 3848’s 701 members call (702) 564-5822 to find out more information.