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The St. Patrick's Day kitchen crew had the task of preparing the feast.  From left are Jim Stueve, Sue and Stan Burchacki and Dave Gibbons, all dressed for the day. Cliff Hinkley shows off a scoop of Marvel Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream which fit the St. Patrick's Day menu perfectly with its green tint. The kitchen crew was ready for the many who came to enjoy the St. Pat's Dinner at VFW Calabash Post #7288 and feasted on corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and jumbo carrots.  Green ice cream and Irish Coffee were also available. On St. Patrick's Day many enjoyed a bit of Irish coffee which was available at VFW Calabash Post #7288.

The QOVF began in 2003.  As of March 11, 2018, 182,257 quilts have been awarded. Dan Kossler, VFW Calabash Post #7288, at the Army Birthday and Flag Day celebration on June 14th, 2018. VFW Calabash Post #7288 Commander, Rick Arvonio, Opening the Ceremoney to Honor WWII Veterans & Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner Dance on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. Alex Strogen attending WWII Veterans & Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner Dance at VFW Calabash Post #7288, Saturday, December 9th, 2017. VFW Calabash Post #7288 Commander Rick Arvonio welcomes 27 World War II Veterans and their guests to the Post’s 13th annual dinner to honor World War II Veterans and to remember those who gave their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor. December 9th, 2017.
On Saturday, December 9th, VFW Calabash Post #7288 hosted its thirteenth annual dinner party to honor 27 World War II veterans and their guests and in Each World War Two Veteran attending VFW Calabash Post #7288’s Dinner Party in their honor received two lapel pins to remember this year’s observance. The first is the “Ruptured Duck” which represents the veteran’s military service and Honorable Discharge and the second is the initials “WWII”. Commander Arvonio and Sr. Vice Commander Dan Kossler review the list of World War II veterans to award each their pins. Each World War Two Veteran attending VFW Calabash Post #7288’s Dinner Party in their honor received two lapel pins to remember this year’s observance. The first is the “Ruptured Duck” which represents the veteran’s military service and Honorable Discharge and the second is the initials “WWII”. Commander Arvonio and Sr. Vice Commander Dan Kossler review the list of World War II veterans to award each their pins. Each World War Two Veteran attending VFW Calabash Post #7288’s Dinner Party in their honor received two lapel pins to remember this year’s observance. The first is the “Ruptured Duck” which represents the veteran’s military service and Honorable Discharge and the second is the initials “WWII”. Commander Arvonio and Sr. Vice Commander Dan Kossler review the list of World War II veterans to award each their pins. Hall Photo The St. Patrick’s Day kitchen crew had the task of preparing and serving the feast of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and jumbo carrots along with green - mint chocolate chip ice cream and Irish Coffee.  From left to right are: Joe Nance, Dave Gibbons; Chaz Rowe, Wayne Spears, Bill Gajewski, Jim Bicknell, Jim Stueve, Bob Stocklin and Tommy Lynn all dressed for the day. Cathy Milstead (l) and Dottie Hoffman were dressed for the St. Patrick's dinner and enjoying their friendship and that of other VFW Calabash Post 7288 members March 17th. The St. Patrick’s Day dinner at VFW Calabash Post #7288 hosted over 120 hungry customers who celebrated the days festivities with a feast of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and jumbo carrots along with green - mint chocolate chip ice cream and Irish Coffee. By all accounts a great way to wrap up the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a great meal. VFW Calabash Post #7288 member and bartender for the St. Patrick’s Day dinner welcomed everyone to their favorite libations including fresh made Irish coffee - a real treat. Shannon Viera, President/CEO, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce on the left and Sharon Kossler, President, VFW Calabash Post #7288 Auxiliary prepare to cut the cake following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Shannon Viera, President/CEO, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce on the left and Sharon Kossler, President, VFW Calabash Post #7288 Auxiliary cut the cake following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce President, Shannon Viero, addresses members of VFW Calabash Post #7288 during the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 1st, 2018.
Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce President, Shannon Viera, provides opening remarks to the ribbon cutting ceremony as VFW Commander, Rick Arvonio, looks on.  Commander, Rick Arvonio, cuts the ribbon during the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on May 1st, 2018. In addition to hotdogs and chips, the Auxiliary provided cake for the attendees of the Memorial Day Observance. Participants in the VFW Calabash Post #7288 Independence Day Celebration singing the National Anthem, July 4th, 2018. Members of VFW Calabash Post #7288 grilling and enjoying the grilled food at the Independence Day Celebration, July 4th, 2018. Participants in the VFW Calabash Post #7288 Independence Day Celebration waiting for the Calabash, NC fireworks display to start, July 4th, 2018. Guests of all ages making s'mores at the VFW Calabash Post #7288 Independence Day Celebration, July 4th, 2018. Dan Kossler, Commander, VFW Calabash Post #7288, kicks off the Independence Day Celebration, July 4th, 2018. Participants look on as the VFW Calabash Post #7288 Independence Day Celebration begins, July 4th, 2018. Participants paying respect to the flag as the National Anthem begins at the VFW Calabash Post #7288 Independence Day Celebration begins, July 4th, 2018.