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Brazil VFW lends Clay City post a hand

Friday, September 14, 2007

Members of the Brazil Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.1127 and the Shonk-Dierdorf VFW Post No. 6606 gathered at the Clay City Senior Citizen Center for a check presentation ceremony Thursday evening. Pictured are (in front) VFW members Jim Cassidy, Clay City Post Commander Butch McVicar, Brazil Post Commander Les Walden, Eddie Daub, (in back) Charles Purl, Warren Fry, Jerry Ball, Bob Bigley, John Schraedley and Bill Purcell. Ivy Jackson photo
The members of the Shonk-Dierdorf Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6606, Clay City, with a little help from brother members at the Brazil VFW Post No.1127, are determined to rebuild after a fire gutted their facility on June 29.

"We are very appreciative of the support from our brothers at the Brazil Post and all the people who have supported us," Post Commander Butch McVicar said Thursday night at a check presentation ceremony at the Clay City Senior Citizen Center. "It just shows the comradeship and fellowship between our two groups. "We really appreciate everyone's help."

The Brazil VFW Post No.1127 presented a check for $2,100 in proceeds raised during a fish fry benefit on August 18 to help in the rebuilding effort.

Brazil Post Commander Les Walden said members from both posts worked side-by-side throughout the three-hour event held at the Brazil VFW Post.

McVicar said insurance process is coming along well, but it could be a while before a decision is made about renovating the old post building or rebuilding an entire new post.

"We will reopen," McVicar said, vowing if a new facility is built it will remain in Clay City.

"Until we do, we will continue with all our functions and still support our community."

Officials stated at the time that the fire was believed to have been started by a cigarette falling into a wastebasket.

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