Auxiliary seeks luminary donations
The Auxiliary of the New Milford VFW Post 1672 is sponsoring its annual “Light Up the Night for Veterans” luminary sales fundraiser.
Luminaries will be sold periodically between now and Veterans Day at various locations in town.
For $5, a resident may purchase a luminary bag to decorate and honor a veteran's name.
The bags will be lighted and placed around the lower section of the Village Green Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. and remain on the Green until after Veterans Day ceremonies.
This year, 50 percent of the proceeds received will benefit the Fisher House being built at the West Haven VA Hospital, with the balance to be used for veterans and family support programs.
All Fisher Houses are fully equipped living quarters for family members where they may be close to their loved one who are admitted to VA hospitals for long term care not close to their homes.
In addition, all Fisher Houses are given free of charge to those who use them for as long as needed.
For information, or to order a luminary, call 860-354-7995.