Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 2, 2016
VFW Roof Donations
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Joe Keith Post #3077

Received Donations
To Replace Old Roof
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker holds a VFW plaque of appreciation for the Nation's $10,000 donation to help replace the roof on the Collinsville VFW building north of town. Sr. Vice-Commander Jerry Kistner made the presentation at a ceremony held Tuesday Feb. 2nd (under that new roof).
A portion of the new metal roof.
A portion of the Veterans in attendance Tuesday.
The family of Lawrence Hardacre, Sr. (a WWII veteran and member of the Collinsville VFW post) made a $4,000 donation in his memory to help with the roof replacement.
VFW Commander Kevin Lutz supplied this recent photo showing the roof replacement in progress. The roofing company took $500 off their price as a donation and Herb Weaver with State Farm Insurance also contributed $500 to the roof.
L-R: Cherokee Councilman Keith Austin, Cherokee Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr, VFW Vice-Commander Jerry Kistner, and Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker.
Ted Wright Note: This should not be confused with the "American Legion Building" in downtown Collinsville (formerly the VFW) which is also under going construction at the current time and is now owned by the City of Collinsville.

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