Carthage VFW works to attract new members, holds ‘Family Freedom Festival’

Updated: Oct. 12, 2019 at 5:35 PM EDT
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CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Carthage Veterans of Foreign Wars post is hoping to attract more members by showing how family-friendly the post is.

Saturday, VFW Post 7227 held its first ‘Family Freedom Festival,' with a variety of activities for children like making cards for soldiers, doing Halloween crafts and playing in a bouncy house.

As much fun as it was for the children, the VFW hopes parents had a fun time seeing how active the organization is in the community, and that they’ll consider joining.

“We have a lot of older members but we’re always looking for younger members because someone’s gotta take this on,” said Joseph Martel, post commander.

“The VFW is a national organization, we do a lot of good advocating for our veterans.”

The VFW hopes to make this an annual event.

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