LAKE GEORGE -Local VFW Men's Auxiliary Post 4821 held a raffle recently to raise money for the local food pantry operation at the Warrensburg Presbyterian Church.
The fundraiser yielded $500, which food pantry officials said they greatly appreciated on behalf of those local people facing hardships.
According to the VFW Men's Auxiliary president Eddie Bates, the winner of the patio grill featured in the raffle was Esther McTague of Thurman.
Bates said the VFW Men's Auxiliary members were pleased to offer a helping hand to those in need, as they did last year, through their raffling off of camping equipment, donated primarily by Coleman Outlet in Queensbury.
"We're happy to do what we can to help the community," Bates said.
The VFW Men's Auxiliary's next fundraiser in their third annual chicken barbecue event, to be held Sept. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the VFW hall on lower Main Street in Warrensburg.
Bates said the Men's Auxiliary is open to immediate family members of citizens who served in foreign wars. Those seeking membership are urged to contact Bates at 260-1212.