Greenwood VFW virtual goat-kissing contest runs through Nov. 6

Dignitaries competing to raise most funds for children’s home
August 28, 2020

Four community leaders who are well known for their charitable fundraising efforts have partnered with the Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary of Post 7478 to participate in a virtual goat-kissing contest until Friday, Nov. 6, to benefit the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Mich.

The contestants are state Sens. Dave Lawson and Dave Wilson, Pastor Tim Banks of The Life Center in Greenwood, and Paul R. Phillips Jr., past national chief of staff and past state adjutant of the Department of Delaware VFW. The contestant with the most money collected during the fundraiser will be given a miniature stuffed goat purchased from Heifer International.

Founded in 1925 as a place where the families of veterans left behind by war could remain together, the home serves today as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping the nation’s military and veteran families during difficult times. To learn more about the VFW National Home for Children, go to The nonprofit organization is governed by a 17-member board of trustees made up of VFW and VFW Auxiliary members. It is supported through gifts and charitable giving, as it receives no government funding.

Every year, the VFW Auxiliary 7478 members hold a major fundraising event where all proceeds benefit the VFW National Home for Children and its many programs. With the coronavirus bringing many restrictions, a fundraising event was in doubt this year without the help of these community leaders..

To send donations in honor of  the candidate of one’s choice, mail a check payable to VFW Auxiliary 7478 to Willard T. Russell, treasurer, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950 and put the name of the candidate on the memo line. To see the high fundraiser of each week, go to the GreenwoodMemorialVFWAuxiliary7478 Facebook page.

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