VFW: ‘The support from the community was outstanding’
The Willows Veterans of Foreign Wars' big bingo fundraiser March 9 was so successful, the VFW Auxiliary may sponsor another event in a few months.
"The support from the community was outstanding," said organizer Dennis James, vice commander of VFW Post No. 1770.
About 100 people attended the event, with the VFW paying out $45 on each regular game and more than $100 on special games.
The VFW hosted weekly bingo for years, but it died out for lack of participation.
Many playing bingo at the big fundraiser at Memorial Hall said they loved the Friday night venue, and couldn't wait for the Auxiliary to hold another event.
In addition to bingo, the public had the opportunity to bid or win by raffle a variety of goods that were donated by the community.
The event raised money for VFW community projects and activities.