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Athens VFW hosts BBQ fundraiser

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Funds raised by the cookout help provide services for area veterans. Funds raised by the cookout help provide services for area veterans.
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

The Athens branch of Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrated the Memorial Day weekend with a fundraising barbecue and 9-ball pool tournament Sunday.

Hot dogs and hamburgers were served along with baked beans, potato salad and dessert at the $5-per-plate event.

Veterans from all walks of life come to this post, ranging in age from their 20s to 80s. Some 300 members belong to the post, but everyone there Sunday had one common goal: raise as much money as possible.

Funds collected help out fellow local veterans who are in need, even those who don't hold membership with the VFW.

Last month, the Athens branch's fundraising efforts helped get one local veteran a wheelchair.

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