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Lincoln County VFW to honor emergency responders at open house

Brookhaven’s VFW Post 2618 plans to honor first responders at its open house Saturday.

“Every year, we have a different theme. This year we wanted to honor our first responders and tell them thank you for their daily service to our community,” said Post Commander Ken Powell.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post is named for the late Cpt. Danny D. Entrican. VFW is a veteran’s service organization made up of veterans who have been deployed overseas.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VFW post on Industrial Park Road. Admission is free, however the post will be selling “bottomless bowls” of jambalaya for $6 each, Powell said.

Certified first responders with ID eat for free.

”We will be feeding all of our first responders for free,” said Powell. “We have a number of gift certificates that we will give them as a small thank you from us and the community for keeping us safe and secure.”

Organizers will also offer raffle tickets for sale. The prizes include a hunting rifle, 200 gallons of gas from R.B. Wall Oil and a $100 gift card from The Home Depot.

Several activities are planned for children. The Home Depot is performing a children’s craft workshop and the post will have inflatable jumpers set up.

Powell said they are hoping for a big turnout.

“This is an opportunity to support our veterans and the VFW. We have veterans ranging from World War II to the war in Iraq,” said Powell. “I think it’s a great day of fellowship.”

Photo by Alex Jacks/Commander Ken Powell, of the VFW Post 2618, recently spoke an event honoring veterans. He will speak Saturday at the local VFW open house.