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Oklahoma City VFW seeks volunteers to help spruce up site Wednesday

VFW Post 1857 needs some sprucing up, and a volunteer blitz is planned Wednesday in Oklahoma City.
BY NASREEN IQBAL Modified: June 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm •  Published: June 5, 2012

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the Classen-Ten-Penn neighborhood is in need of some polishing.

Members of the organization, along with Georgie Rasco, executive director of Neighborhood Alliance, are asking for volunteers to help paint the garage door, plant flowers and install a new 6-by-10-foot American flag.

Without the improvements, VFW Post 1857 faces fines for violating city codes.

“We wholeheartedly believe in the codes and the city's efforts to maintain organization,” Rasco said. “All the supplies have already been donated; all we need now are helpers.”

Rasco said anyone 12 or older can volunteer by checking in at the west parking lot near the VFW Post at NW 10 and Blackwelder Avenue. Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m. and noon Wednesday.

“There are not a lot of VFW sites in Oklahoma, and the veterans at this site play a big role in their community,” Rasco said.

In addition to painting the garage door, organizers hope to have volunteers help plant red geraniums, white daisies and blue violas and install the American flag donated by Pelco Products in Edmond. Supplies were donated by The Home Depot and a greenhouse.

For more information or to volunteer, call Ashley Dickson at 528-6322.