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New Freedom Community Festival organized by VFW Post 1620 Auxiliary

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 7/31/19

Games, food and fun for the whole family is on tap during  the first-ever Freedom Community Festival being held rain or shine from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the grounds of VFW Post …

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New Freedom Community Festival organized by VFW Post 1620 Auxiliary

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Games, food and fun for the whole family is on tap during  the first-ever Freedom Community Festival being held rain or shine from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the grounds of VFW Post 1620 at 200 Pike St. in Middletown.

The VFW Post 1620 Auxiliary is putting on the event, which was the idea of auxiliary member Tina Cobaugh.

“It’s our way of giving back to the community, and for everybody coming together as one getting to know each other,” said Cobaugh, who chairs the auxiliary committee putting on the festival.

The auxiliary is holding the event in partnership with the post. Post 1620 representatives will be available to talk to veterans who have questions about benefits, post membership, etc.

The event is free for all to attend. Proceeds from a bake sale and from 50-50 drawings will go to activities the auxiliary supports that benefit veterans, such as suicide awareness, a golfing event, the VA hospital in Lebanon, and a dinner for veterans on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat, Cobaugh said.

The free food includes hot dogs, drinks, potato chips, popcorn and snow cones. A variety of food — hamburgers, french fries, etc. — will also be available for sale from the Faire Food Xpress food truck.

Faire Food Xpress will donate 20 percent of event proceeds to the post auxiliary to support veterans, Cobaugh said.

There will also be music, children’s games and face-painting.

Cobaugh is working with area businesses to set up donations and sponsorships to support the event.

The post auxiliary hopes to make the festival an annual event, Cobaugh said.