Buddy Poppies a Huge Success

Bob Crawford’s crew of volunteers outdid themselves raising slightly over $11,000, a record for the Post.   We had raised approximately $9,500 per fundraiser last year and the pessimistic side of my CPA brain budgeted $8,500 for this year.  Had we reached the $9,500 amount I would have been ecstatic, but to raise what we did was truly amazing.  Of course, Fred Apgar and his crew toasted the rest of us, but every bit helped, including Erv Schmidt’s annual table at the cemetery on Memorial Day where he raised over $300 from the folks attending the services.  I want to thank everyone who participated in the event.  I know it can be a bit cold, a bit windy, and a bit wet at times, but your service allows us to support the various projects that are important to veterans.  And a special thanks goes to Bob Crawford.

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