West Townsend, MA
Our Auxiliary is sponsoring the Young American Creative
Patriotic Art Awards Program for students in grades nine
through twelve who are no older than eighteen years of age
and are being educated in Massachusetts.  This is a Department
and National VFW Auxiliary Contest.  Cash prizes are offered at
the local and department levels and funds to further their
education including a $10,000.00 first place scholarship are
awarded to the winners at the national level.  The art must be
on paper or canvas using water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal,
crayon, tempera, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil.  Entries should not
be framed.  Canvas entries should be submitted on stretcher
frames, while other entries should be matted on white.  The
art should be no smaller than 8 inches by 10 inches but no
larger than 18 inches by 24 inches, not including the mat.  If the
American Flag is used in the entry, it must conform to the
Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes,
and other pertinent rules of the code.  The artwork
must have been done during the current school year.   A brief
explanation of the patriotism expressed in the artwork and a
completed official entry form bearing information about the
artist and the signatures of his art teacher and parent must be
attached to the back of the entry.  Entry forms and more
information about the program may be obtained from high
school art teachers or from Betty Mae Tenney.   The artwork
must be submitted to her by Saturday, March 31st.   If you know
an artistically talented high school student, do very strongly
encourage him or her to enter this wonderful contest. 

Our Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner on April 5th at our Post
Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   The meal of spaghetti with meat
sauce, salad, and bread and butter will be served for $7.00.   A
meat-less sauce will also be available for those who would
prefer it.  Dessert may be purchased for $2.00. 
Stop by the Post Home that evening where you can support
this fund-raising event and enjoy a good meal and good
Post News & Events
The Townsend VFW is a Smoke Free facility
Search The Wall and support the Vietnam Veterans memorial Fund
                                        A Place For Worn Flags
A Place For Worn Flags

We now have a drop box located in the Post parking lot for Worn Flags. If you have an American, POW/MIA or State flag that is no longer appropriate to display due to wear - Drop it Here.

Department of Massachusetts VFW and Auxiliary
Loyalty Day Program
The program will be conducted aboard the USS Massachusetts moored
at Battleship Cove in Fall River on Sunday, April 29th, beginning at 12:00

The post will be having a special Birthday Spaghetti dinner on March 22,
starting at 6pm. We will also be showing our appreciation to our Police,
Firefighter/First Responder and Teacher of the Year winners for the Post. 
All Members are welcome to join us for this event and it’s free.

Annual District No. 15 VFW and Auxiliary Combined
Banquet will be held at Mattawanakee VFW Post No.
6539 in Westford on Sunday afternoon, April 22nd. 
Tickets for the buffet dinner are $22.00 per person and must be reserved
by April 10th.  Our District No. 15 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen
Competition winners will be honored at this banquet.

The Department Quartermaster, John Larney, will be holding Quartermaster
training at the Medway Post 1526 in Medway, MA on Saturday April 14, from
9am to Noon.  This training is open to anyone but is intended for the Newly
elected Post and District Quartermasters that will be taking over in June.  If
you wish to attend just contact the Post and share a ride with others who will
be going.
Community Supper

The First Baptist Church of West Townsend hold a free Community
Supper every fourth Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm in the
fellowship hall.  This supper is open to anyone who could use a warm
meal or just want someone to talk to or both.  If you know of someone
like this then make sure they get there.

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