Clay County Medical Center patients were surprised with Pink Scarves, donated by the Wakefield VFW Auxiliary. The Wakefield VFW Ladies Auxiliary 7774 got their charter in 1947. In Aug of 2016 National changed their name to VFW Auxiliary, because men could join the auxiliary. Over the years they have gained members from Green, Clay Center, Chapman, Wamego as their groups disbanded. The group now has 52 members. They meet the 2nd of the month at 7 pm at the VFW hall on 708 Grove St, in Wakefield.
VFW Auxiliary members are fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, widowers, widows, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandsons, and granddaughters of persons who were or are serving in War Zone. They have programs for Veterans and Family support. Americanism promotes patriotism in local community, hospital, nursing home, & VA volunteers, Legislative, Youth activities, Scholarships in Patriotic Art, Patriot Pen Essay, Continuing education and Voice of Democracy.
Their biggest event is putting wreaths on 320 veteran’s graves in December with the Wreaths Across America program. They give out a local $300.00 scholarship, help clean up Veteran’s yards, provide Christmas gifts for 27 residents in the nursing home, and take lots of comfort items and clothing to the Topeka VA. They also make white blankets for Alexander house, which is for babies who die are wrap in white blankets for burial, have hayrack ride & cook out for 50 kids in October, make this is just a few of our volunteer activities.
Our hall is available for rent for birthdays, family gathering, and graduation.
Linda Olson has served as president for more than 20 years. For more information you may contact her at: 785-461-5591