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Shrimp Boil Raises $2,000 For Local Organizations


June 20, 2019
Thursday PM

jpg Shrimp Boil Raises $2,000 For Local Organizations

Flag Day Shrimp Boil
Photo By Ed Stone

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Ragnar Myking Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4352 has donated $1,000 to the First City Homeless Shelter and $1,000 to the North Tongass Fire Department as a result of the Flag Day Shrimp Boil held at the Post on June 14, 2019. 

More than 100 community members attended the event, sponsored by Madison Lumber & Hardware, helping raise the $2,000 being donated. The pots and jet cookers used were donated by Re/Max of Ketchikan and all of the shrimp was donated by VFW member George Houck. The generosity of local businesses, and volunteer work of numerous VFW and Auxiliary members made the event a resounding success. 

“I’m thrilled with how our Post members, the Auxiliary and the community turned out for these great organizations,” said Paul Robbins Jr., Commander of the VFW Post. “Important community services like these need our support, and we’re proud to give it.” 

The checks were presented to the organizations by the VFW Post Commander, Auxiliary President and a representative of Madison Lumber & Hardware.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Ragnar Myking Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4352
Ketchikan, Alaska



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