VFW Post 9582 donates bike helmets

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VANDALIA — VFW Post 9582 donated 150 bicycle helmets to the Vandalia Police Department for distribution in the community.

“Youth are always a good investment,” commented Commander Bob Hinshaw. “They are our future. These helmets help keep them safe while they are biking.”

Lt. Dan Swafford and Crime Prevention Officer Doug Nagel from the Vandalia Division of Police accepted the donation on behalf of the department.

Nagel told the Post that there are several opportunities to disperse the helmets throughout the year.

If any youth in Vandalia are in need of a helmet, please contact Officer Nagel who can be reached at 937-415-2272.

VFW Post 9582, located at 4170 Old Springfield Road off Route 25 North, supports a variety of activities in Vandalia, and both Montgomery and Miami Counties. Proceeds are raised through the Friday and Saturday dinners, picnics, and events such as the Annual Golf Outing which this year is September 12th at the Cliffside Golf Course.

The public is welcome to all the dinners and activities. Information for ongoing events and dinners can be found at vfwpost9582.org. Anyone interested in the Annual Golf Outing should contact Dan Miller at 937-890-5055.

The support and attendance of the public helps VFW Post 9582 help the community with projects such as these bike helmets.

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Reach VFW Post 9582 at vfwpost9582.org.

Reach VFW Post 9582 at vfwpost9582.org.