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Waldoboro, ME 04572-1246


MVCF Press Releases

Waldoboro VFW and Auxiliary Donates to Children's Fund

October 29, 2007
Contact: John Blamey, Quartermaster
Soule-Shuman Memorial VFW Post #4525
Tel. 832-7761 email: jblamey@roadrunner.com

Waldoboro, Maine - John Howland, Commander of Soule Shuman Memorial VFW Post 4525, and Barbara Johnson, President of Post's Ladies Auxiliary, announced that the Post will donate the profit from its regular Monday-night bingo game on November 12, 2007 to the Kevin Murray Memorial Fund. The bingo game is at the VFW Hall, 50 Mill Street, Waldoboro. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the early bird game begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Kevin Murray Memorial Fund, established in 2006, provides funds to help children obtain the equipment or supplies they need to enjoy the youth recreational activity of their choice. The Medomak Valley Community Foundation manages the Fund.

Commander Howland stated, "The VFW is a strong advocate for the youth in our community, we are proud to be a 4-year supporter of the Community Foundation's fundraising efforts. The Kevin Murray Fund is a very important vehicle to ensure children have the equipment they need to fully participate and grow through the youth recreation programs offered in region."

President Johnson added, "We are very pleased to again join the Foundation in there fundraising effort. This continues our Auxiliary's long history of supporting community-based activities."

John Blamey, President of the Medomak Valley Community Foundation, stated,"The Foundation is very pleased that the VFW and Auxiliary are providing us with this fund raising opportunity again." He added, "As a community foundation, the Kevin Murray Memorial Fund truly fits into our mission of encouraging community action to help our neighbors achieve their full potential."

Commander Howland closed by saying, "We ask everyone to support our community's children by coming to our bingo game on November 12th. In addition to the regular bingo game, the Foundation will also have a 50-50 raffle, and a 'Stocking Stuffer Raffle' of gift certificates and small-donated gifts. Come, you will have fun and also help the future of our community, our children."

For more details about the Kevin P. Murray Memorial Fund, and the Medomak Valley Community Foundation, visit the Foundation's website www.themvcf.org, or contact President John Blamey at 832-7761, or P. O. Box 1246, Waldoboro, ME 04572.