Sweet Treats for Seniors
Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:03 AM
ADA — On Monday VFW Quarter Master Wynn Hauenstein and Post Commander Allen Conley delivered 156 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the residents of Vancrest nursing home on behalf of the Ada VFW Post 9381. The VFW Ohio Charity purchased the cookies. Hauenstein said cookies had already been sent to Veterans oversees and extra cases were set aside to donate locally to places like Vancrest.
Residents were overjoyed at the arrival of the treat. Jennifer Line, activities coordinator at Vancrest, said the residents really appreciate the cookies.
“Everything in moderation; they love Girl Scout cookies,” Line said. As Conley and Hauenstein unloaded boxes, the residents discussed the perfect timing of the donation, just in time for their upcoming Cookies with a Cop. The Ada VFW was grateful for the opportunity to bring a few smiles to the residents. Hauenstein said “The VFW does a lot for the community that people don’t know about,” Hauenstein said.
Their goal is always to support the local Veterans, as well as the community. Men and women who are honored to carry the title of Veteran today, those who have been laid to rest, and even local youth who will someday earn that title are constantly the forefront of the Ada VFW.
A service will be held on Memorial Day at the Ada Woodlawn Cemetery. The Ada Band will perform at the service and local speakers will share testimony in honor of all Veterans. Hauenstein said “every Veteran grave in Hardin County is looked after. They each have a large American flag placed on them.” Vancrest expressed interest in holding a special service for residents on Memorial day. Conley and Hauenstein both agreed that it would be a nice thing to do for residents and would give them a time to honor the residents who are Veterans as well as any others in their lives.