|About 100 attended the 12th annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner in Arnoldsburg Saturday, an event sponsored by Grantsville's VFW Post 5959 and Ladies Auxiliary.|
Special guest speaker for the event was West Virginia Adjutant General James Hoyer, who was recognized as the veteran with the most years of military service with 30 years.
The oldest veteran present was Paris Parsons of Minnora, who is 92.
The youngest veteran present was Bryan Gungle of Chloe, who is 25.
Following the formal meeting, the group was honored with a dinner.
"We would like to thank everyone that helped make the dinner a success," said President Frances Tanner.
DAV van drivers Burl Simers and Bob Yoak received recognition for their service.
VFW 5959 OFFICERS
Scotty Mathess, Sr. Vice Commander
Bob Bush, Jr. Vice Commander
Don Walker, Quartermaster
Stan Norman, Service Officer
Bob Yoak, Chaplin
Larry Craddock, Charles Snyder and Adrian Ball, Trustees
5959 LADIES AUXILIARY OFFICERS
Frances Tanner, President
Francie Adwell, Sr. Vice President
Donna Lagrone, Jr. Vice President
Freda Whytsell, Secretary
Tina Whytsell, Treasurer
Marie Hayes, Guard
Linda Norman, Conductress
Patty Wyatt, Chaplin
Freda Whytsell, Michelle Smith and Donna Lagrone, Trustees