Coronado Senior Center's annual Summer Social Fundraiser
Posted by: Kyle Fait 4 years ago


Saturday, August 6th, the Coronado Senior Center will be hosting their annual Summer Social Fundraiser! This years will support our local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422. The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000. Now, the nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

This Summer Fundraiser will have the Coronado Ukulele Club as the guest performer! The Coronado Ukulele Club is a group of individuals who meet twice a month to practice and enjoy playing music together. Definitively come check them out!

The Coronado Senior Center would love to have you come Saturday, August 6th, at 11:00 am to support local artists and VFW.