Raffle Winners Announced
The La Vernia Veterans Memorial held a drawing for the winners their Guns & Diamonds Raffle fundraiser at the Den restaurant on Sept. 16, 2017. The winners were Jeanine Schoenert, Ken Moczygemba, Gladys Stanush, Donna Gembler, Harry Eugene Couch, Jr., Melissa Kiolbassa, and Frank Pruski.
All ticket sales and proceeds benefited the La Vernia Veterans Memorial which is entering Phase II at the La Vernia City Park. This phase will include the erection of five blocks of walls to display the names and service information of Veterans whose applications are submitted.
The memorial is a project of the La Vernia Historical Association. “During the selling of tickets over the last few weeks, we also had the chance to invite a lot of Veterans and their families to turn in their applications to have their Veteran’s name inscribed on the wall,” said LV Veterans Memorial chairman, Walter Scull. “It’s going to be a beautiful monument that families can be proud to visit.”
In addition to Veterans’ names inscribed on the walls, supporters and businesses may also purchase personalized bricks along Patriot’s Pathway leading up to the memorial, purchase benches to honor a Veteran or donate directly. To qualify for wall inscriptions, Veterans must be honorably discharged and have some connection to La Vernia, but residency is not required. A “connection” includes any Veteran who lived or lives anywhere near La Vernia, has friends or family near La Vernia, or who simply has fond memories of La Vernia. For more details, visit LaVerniaHistory.com or contact chairman Scull at 830-779-2461