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GET TO KNOW YOUR VET-THOMAS WORRELL

GET TO KNOW YOUR VET- THOMAS WORRELL

                                                                                 

Thomas Worrell is the current Vice President of the Corporation Officers of the Millersville VFW Post 7294. But just like many of the officers and patrons, Tom has a history of serving and honoring his country.

            Tom served in the Kosovo Rotation KFOR 5-A Task Force Associator. He was an E-4, Specialist Infantryman and Humvee Driver. He served in the country for eight months. While there, whenever he and the other soldiers left the base for patrol, they always sang “On The Road Again,” by Willie Nelson. They never quite understood if they did it for luck or just for the fun of it.

            During his time of service, Tom traveled to Fort Benning Georgia, Fort Stuart Georgia, Fort Polk Louisiana, Camp Monteith Kosovo and Fort Indiantown Gap. While away, he kept in touch with his loved ones via letters, calling cards, e-mail and video chat. He had the support of his family but his mother was very worried about his safety.

            While away, he passed his time by surrounding himself with his brothers. The men would play cards and video games, read books, listen to music and play jokes on one another. Tom recalled that there was a jokester amongst their group, but it was not him!

            After his time in the military, Tom kept in touch with the men he served with. Occasionally, they will all meet up but Facebook is the main way he stays in touch with his brotherhood.

            As he reflects back, Tom notes that serving his country helped him become more confident in himself. It taught him how to deal with situations that are out of his control. It helped him learn how to not sweat the small stuff in life and to appreciate the things he has. Tom also picked up a few habits from the military. To this day, he despises having long hair and he still uses military time.

            Nowadays, Tom fills his time with other things. And one of those things happens to be serving in the position of Vice President of the Corporation Officers of the Post 7294. He joined the Post in 2021. He liked the fact that this location had a canteen and he also knew a fellow officer.

            Over the last year or so, Tom has really noticed the increase of social members and deems it as a wonderful thing. His only wish is to see younger vets join the club as well. But with his help, anything is possible! He thoroughly enjoys helping to improve and grow the Post.

            With the Post having so many events lately, Tom assures that his favorite is the car show and that he would love to see it grow. He wants more participation from the club and the community!

            He also notes the Post as being a very special spot for him and his daughter. During their daddy/daughter date night, he told her she could pick any spot to go to for dinner, and she picked the Millersville VFW. So not only did he find a brotherhood during his time of service, but he found another source of home and family at the Post.

            During his free time, Tom is a volunteer firefighter with the Quarryville Fire Company. His due diligence of helping others and serving his community is something that will always remain with him.

            Thomas Worrell gave back to our country in many ways, and is still doing so today. He takes his position at the Post very seriously and works hard to ensure it is a welcoming environment for all those who come.

                                                                                    BY: McKayla Herman

SWEET SEPTEMBER IS HERE, SO LET’S CHEER FOR THIS WEEK’S SPECIALS AND EVENTS FOR 9/6-9/10

WEEKLY FOOD SPECIAL FOR 9/6-9/10 *NOTE SPECIAL BEGINS WED 9/7*

  • BBQ Sandwich, Cowboy Beans & Chips $8.95

This holiday season, the VFW Post is working closely with the Keystone Military Families. This organization helps collect items for our troops and Veterans who are in need. The pantry is open to ALL PA military active duty and reserves, their direct families and Veterans. During this time of crisis, the ones who help us the most should not be the ones who turn around and suffer. A lot of these men and women who are deployed have to worry about the necessities for their children, they have to worry about their spouses and their jobs, and several hundred thousand combat injured Vets are waiting for a medical determination and have no income during and up to the 18 months that determination can take.  They have a pantry where fresh foods may be dropped off at.  They also work closely with the Family Action Center Specialists, the VA Hospital, SSVF, Salvation Army and Veteran Centers in five counties and many military support organizations and groups. There are so many other reasons as to why they end up in a tight money squeeze, but the bottom line is, they just need some help to get through this crisis. When someone comes to the pantry, the organization can assess their current needs and direct them to other sources of help they may qualify for.  

This holiday season, they compiled a list of ideas for care packages for the soldiers. The packages are sent to all branches of the military and to locations in Kuwait, Iraq, Korea, Japan, ships at sea and any other troops who request support from home. 

The VFW Post has a box set up inside the canteen area. On the box, there is information about the Keystone Military Families Organization. There is also a list of items that are on the wish lists of the soldiers. There is also a barcode listed on the papers if you wish to make a monetary donation via PayPal. They are especially important because the organization needs help shipping the care packages. The price of shipping has greatly increased, and they want to be sure the soldiers receive what they need in time! PLEASE DROP OFF ALL DONATIONS BY THANKSGIVING!

The VFW Post would love your participation in this! We love our soldiers and our Veterans and their families! Let’s really give back to them this holiday season. Here are a few sample items from the care package wish list. Be sure to pay attention that 1. The U.S. Postal Service regulations do not allow anything in aerosol cans or hand sanitizer to be shipped. 2. We currently are not accepting any BOOKS. 3. Shipping currently takes 21-28 days, so keep that in mind when checking expiration dates!

1. Toiletries

2. Boxer Briefs

3. Thermal gloves

4. Hand and foot warmers

5. Christmas hats, Christmas stockings

6. Ground/Instant Coffee, Hot Tea, Coffee Creamer and Sugar Packets

7. Individual snacks such as crackers, cookies, slim jims, etc. 

8. Sunscreen and chap-stick

PLEASE SEE FULL LIST INSIDE THE POST AND ON THE POST FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL!

WE HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SAFE AND FUN LABOR DAY WEEKEND! LET’S SEE WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THIS WEEK!

Come on out Friday September 9th from 8-11 pm for KARAOKE w/ DJ Peggy! A night full of singing, food, friends, great drinks and laughter! Don’t miss your chance at hearing some really talented singers and entertainers! This is sure to be a great evening! Make sure you let us know you’re coming by responding to the event on Facebook!

And look no further than next week for everyone’s favorite quiz game….TRIVIA! That’s right…join us on Wednesday September 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm to play Trivia hosted by DJ Bill Wright! Come see how much you know, and how much you thought you knew! This game night is always a crowd pleaser! Check your reminder for next week here!

SAVE THE DATE NOW! WE HAVE A SHOW FOR YOU THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

Funk, Soul and R&B. That’s the sound of this next band performing at the Post. That’s right…POCKETFUL O’ SOUL will be gracing the VFW stage on Friday September 23rd from 7-11 pm over on the banquet side. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and there will be a $5 cover charge. Everyone 21 and up are welcomed to come enjoy the show! There will be a cash bar available all evening as well as 50/50 tickets! Lancaster’s hottest band will be delivering an awesome show, so be sure you come out and dance! Check them out on Facebook here and set your reminder by visiting the event page here!

AND NOW FOR A FEW IMPORTANT REMINDERS…

  • The Post/Aux meeting will take place on Wednesday September 28th at 6:30 pm.
  • The Post has all of your PA Lottery needs. We have Keno, the Powerball, Horse Racing, etc.!
  • The Post’s adult slushies are a hit, so we will keep them coming! A new flavor will be out soon!
  • GET TO KNOW YOUR VET has a new interview out featuring Thomas Worrell. Be sure to read it on the Post’s Website and also inside the Post over on the canteen side!
  • I 105 WIOV radio station advertises for the Post! So be sure to tune into the station to hear upcoming announcements as well and check out their community calendar for events happening at the Post!

WE ARE SLOWLY FALLING INTO SEPTEMBER, SO LET’S CHECK OUT THE SPECIALS AND EVENTS FOR 8/30-9/3

WEEKLY FOOD SPECIAL FOR 8/30-9/3 *NOTE SPECIAL BEGINS WED 8/31*

  • Flatbread Pizza $10.95

WEEKLY DRINK SPECIAL FOR 8/30-9/3

  • Cherry Vodka & Coke

SEPTEMBER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, SO LET’S CHECK OUT WHAT’S IN STORE AT THE POST!

We had such a fun time last weekend, we decided we wanted to do it again! So come on out Friday September 9th from 8-11 pm for KARAOKE w/ DJ Peggy! The feedback from the last time was so great, we had to bring another action-packed night to you! Come cheer on those who get up and sing while grabbing a bite to eat and a nice cold beverage! This will surely be a night you won’t want to miss! And we hope to see even more people get up and sing this time, don’t be shy! You can check out some videos from the last karaoke night right here!

IF SINGING ISN’T YOUR THING, NO WORRIES! THE POST STILL HAS YOU COVERED! COME TRY OUT EVERYONE’S FAVORITE GAME NIGHT!

Please join us at the Post on Wednesday September 14th for TRIVIA w/ DJ BILL WRIGHT from 6:30-8:30 pm! Come show us your wit! Come show us all you know! We are excited to have you come play! Grab a bite to eat, try some wings, try a new adult slushey and put your brain to work! TRIVIA is always FUN!

THE POST IS EXCITED TO HOST A NEW BAND FOR US! COME CHECK OUT WHO WE HAVE COMING!

Mark your calendars now, clear your evening, and put your dancing shoes on! The Post welcomes POCKETFUL O’ SOUL for the first time over on the banquet side on Friday September 23rd from 7-11 pm! This event is open to the public 21 and over! There will be a $5 cover charge at the door and a cash bar will be available throughout the night! POCKETFUL O’ SOUL is Lancaster’s hottest funk/soul/R&B dance band. They have performed all over Lancaster at some of the most notorious spots! Go ahead and check them out on Facebook here! We are excited to show them a warm welcome! 

NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME ODDS AND ENDS…

  • The Post/Aux meeting will take place on Wednesday September 28th at 6:30 pm.
  • The Post will continue to have Adult Slushies, so be sure to stop out and try one of the flavors! 
  • GET TO KNOW YOUR VET will have a new article out THIS WEEK! So be on the lookout for that! Don’t forget, if you wish to be interviewed, contact McKayla Herman at 717-693-3357.
  • I 105 WIOV radio station advertises for the Post! So be sure to tune into the station to hear upcoming announcements as well and check out their community calendar for events happening at the Post!
  • The Post has all of your PA Lottery needs, so come on out to play!

SO LONG SUMMER! KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL, SO COME CHECK OUT THE EVENTS AND SPECIALS FOR 8/23-8/27

WEEKLY FOOD SPECIAL FOR 8/23-8/27 *NOTE SPECIAL BEGINS WED 8/24*

  • Cheeseburger Sub, Pasta Salad & Chips $9.95
  • Cheeseburger Salad $8.95

WEEKLY DRINK SPECIAL FOR 8/23-8/27

  • Tequila Sunrise Tequila, Orange Juice & Grenadine

SO LONG SUMMER! THE END OF THE MONTH HAS ARRIVED AND KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL, WHICH LEAVES EXTRA TIME FOR YOU TO ENJOY YOURSELF! COME HAVE SOME FUN WITH US AT THE POST!

Come on out this Friday August 26th from 8-11 to have some fun with KARAOKE hosted by DJ Peggy! This event is open to Post members and their guests! Come grab a bite to eat and enjoy the show! You already know you want to belt out your favorite tune, so come show us what you got! We are ready to hear the next Whitney Houston! Join us Friday for a great evening! Check out the event on Facebook here!

BE SURE TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WHICH WILL INCLUDE SEPTEMBER’S EVENTS!

AND NOW FOR SOME ODDS AND ENDS…

  • The Post/Aux meeting will be held on Wednesday August 24th at 6:30 pm.
  • The Post has all of your PA Lottery needs! We have Powerball, Keno, Horse Racing, etc…so come play!
  • The Post has Adult Slushies and they have been a hit! Come try one of the flavors today! The new one is BLUE RAZBERRY!
  • GET TO KNOW YOUR VET will have a new interview out next week, so be on the lookout for that!
  • I 105 WIOV radio station advertises for the Post! So be sure to tune into the station to hear upcoming announcements as well and check out their community calendar for events happening at the Post!

THE SUMMER SIZZLE CONTINUES! LET’S CHECK OUT THE EVENTS AND SPECIALS FOR 8/16-8/20

WEEKLY FOOD SPECIAL FOR 8/16-8/20 *NOTE SPECIAL BEGINS WED 8/17*

  • Pulled BBQ Sandwich, Cowboy Beans & Chips $8.95

WEEKLY DRINK SPECIAL FOR 8/16-8/20

  • Dirty Shirley Red Stag, Sprite & a splash of Grenadine

THE SUMMER SIZZLE CONTINUES! LET’S CHECK OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE POST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS LAST SUMMER MONTH!

Come on out next Friday August 26th from 8-11 pm for KARAOKE with DJ Peggy! There has been a lot of buzz about this event, and we are excited to see what the night brings us! Can you sing? Come belt out your favorite tune! Can’t hold a note to save your life? That’s okay! We want to see you just have fun! Come join us for this highly anticipated evening! 

BE SURE TO STAY ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WHAT WE ARE SERVING UP FOR SEPTEMBER!

AND NOW FOR A FEW REMINDERS…

  • The Post/Aux meeting will be held on Wednesday August 24th at 6:30 pm.
  • The Post has all of your PA Lottery needs! We have Powerball, Keno, Horse Racing, etc…so come play!
  • The Post has Adult Slushies and they have been a hit! Come try one of the flavors today!
  • GET TO KNOW YOUR VET will have a new interview out next week, so be on the lookout for that!
  • I 105 WIOV radio station advertises for the Post! So be sure to tune into the station to hear upcoming announcements as well and check out their community calendar for events happening at the Post!