At the January 15 meeting of Newtown VFW Post 308, the membership agreed that after the recent water damage at C.H. Booth Library they wanted to help residents in any way they could.
Newtown Post 308 Commander James Rebman said, “The VFW is always open to the public. Now more than ever, Newtown residents should know that they are welcome to come in at any time and use our Wi-Fi and facilities.”
The VFW, located at Freedom Defenders Way (formerly 18 Tinkerfield Road), is open daily from 10 am until 9 pm. In addition to Wi-Fi, the post has four large-screen TVs, and an upstairs and downstairs area with tables, chairs, and restrooms. A canteen is also on premises for beverages, soft drinks, coffee, etc.
Newtown VFW is also sponsoring the 2014 Valentines for Troops outreach. Begun in January 2006, Valentines for Troops sends cards, letters, and care packages to our troops overseas. School groups, churches, scout troops, social clubs, and other organizations that would like to participate is asked to contact the post at VFWpost308Newtown@gmail.com.
The Newtown VFW has cases of Girl Scout cookies available should anyone want to send cookies in their care packages. Members would be happy to coordinate with residents to coordinate pickup.