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Columbia VFW Post 6097 plans dedication on Armistice Day 2017

VFW Post presents $1,000 Walmart check to Little League. More on the Center Tablet replication and plans for dedication of tablet and updated plans for the move to new post meeting hall. More on the construction of the old Post at 411 Fairground Street and how approximate date figured.
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By Ed Waggener

VFW Post 6097 Commander Joe Hare told members last night that the replacement War Memorial monument is expected to be replicated in time for a dedication at the new post by Armistice Day, November 11, 2017.

That announcement, the presentation of a $1,000 Walmart grant to the Adair County Little League, and new information on the dating of the current post at 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY, were among highlights of the meeting.


The center tablet, replacement, listing those who made the supreme sacrifice from Adair County, KY, had to be special ordered from a quarry in Georgia, Commander Hare said. He said that the tablet will be replicated exactly as the one which was shattered as it was being sealed into place on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The replacement is being paid for by the insurance company for the moving firm, he said.

The Post will move to the new VFW Hall, at 500 Green Hills Road, Columbia, KY, in time for the September meeting, Commander Hare said. The new hall is the or among the finest in the nation, Mr. Hare said.


Walmart check for $1,000 presented to representatives of the Little League

Commander Hare and VFW members present presented a $1,000 Columbia Super Walmart donation, which the VFW applied for, to Adair County Little League representatives, Chad Wheat, Randy Burns, and Adam Darnell. Both a ceremonial check, held aloft by VFW members Joe Coffey and Fred Troutman, and the actual check, presented to Chad Wheat by Commander Hare, were part of the ceremony.

Present for the event were VFW Members Ray Hawthorn, Joe Coffey, Fred Troutman, Ronald Burton, Greg Austin, and Tommy Corbin; Larry K. Burton, Travis Giles, Chad Wheat (Little League), VFW Post Commander Joe Hare, Randy Burns (Little League) Dallas Holt, David Smith, Dick Scholl, and Ken Edwards. Peter Trumpis, Adam Darnell, J.C. VanArsdale, Orvis Grider, Robin Woodrum, Lee Graves, R.T Gossett, Gary Melton, Charles Green, and Samuell Hughes, and members of the media. (See accompanying photo).

Better dating on 411 Fairground Street Post

VFW member Fred Troutman said he could put the date on the construction of the current hall, at 411 Fairground Street, at around 1976-77. He remembers that he was working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the time, and was transferred during those years. He remembers that his brother, the late Edgar Troutman, and Grover Gilpin came to Frankfort to get help applying for an LGEA (he said he wasn't total sure, but thinks that was the state government entity), and that the application for the grant was approved at along about that time. He said he believes the completion of the building occurred along about that time.


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VFW Post 6097 presents $1,000 Walmart gift to AC Little League



2017-08-11 - VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Columbia VFW Post 6097 presented a $1,000 check from Wal-Mart to the Adair County Little League at their regular 6pmCT, second Thursday monthly meeting, last night, August 10, 2017. In Front are VFW Members Ray Hawthorn, Joe Coffey, Fred Troutman, Ronald Burton, Greg Austin, and Tommy Corbin. Second row: Larry K. Burton, Travis Giles, Chad Wheat (Little League), VFW Post Commander Joe Hare, Randy Burns (Little League) Dallas Holt, David Smith, Dick Scholl, and Ken Edwards. Back row, Peter Trumpis, Adam Darnell, J.C. VanArsdale, Orvis Grider,, Robin Woodrum, Lee Graves, R.T Gossett, Gary Melton, Charles Green, and Samuell Hughes. Commander Hare said that the VFW applied to Walmart for the grant, and Walmart requested they present the check to the Adair County Little League. He noted that the VFW membership has been rising. There are currently 73 members, up 13 in the past year. - EW

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