VFW Auxiliary in Medina honored for 75 years of service

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 12 November 2022 at 6:45 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Charlene Favata, right, past district president of the VFW Auxiliary, presented a certificate of appreciation to the VFW Lincoln Post 1483 Auxiliary in Medina on Wednesday night in recognition of 75 years in existence. From left are Aaron Horn, trustee of the Medina Post; Becky Persons, senior vice president of the Auxiliary; and Cindy Harris of Gasport, president of the Medina VFW Auxiliary.

MEDINA – The Lincoln VFW Post 1483 Auxiliary was recognized for its years in existence at its meeting Wednesday night.

Although the Post is 85 years old, the national organization only recognizes membership in increments of 25 years, and for some reason recognition was overlooked at the 75th anniversary.

On Wednesday night, the Auxiliary was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Charlene Favata of Holley, past district president of the VFW Auxiliary.

The Post was founded on March 11, 1937, and Favata said their mission remains the same – dedication to and support of veterans and their families.

The Post currently has 132 members.

“We are going strong and plan to continue,” said Cindy Harris of Gasport, president of the VFW Auxiliary.

She noted it is no longer referred to as the “Ladies Auxiliary,” as men were allowed to join in 2016. Also, women are able to join the VFW Post.

Individuals who are eligible are encouraged to join. This is a wonderful organization which provides opportunities for socialization with other veterans, one member commented.

Their goal is to have a dinner and/or event every month.

On Veterans Day, they sponsored a baked ziti lunch for veterans. A community spaghetti supper is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets will be on sale at the door. For the first time since the pandemic, the Post and Auxiliary will have their Christmas party for kids.