CULLMAN — Cullman’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2214 is one of only two posts in the state of Alabama to be recognized as an All American Post for this year by the National VFW at their convention in Reno, Nev., this week. This honor is awarded to VFW organizations that excel in recruiting new members, advancing patriotism in their school systems, supporting the active duty military and making an impact on their community at large. Cullman’s post has an active program of sponsoring patriotic essay programs in our schools and visiting classrooms to talk to the kids about service to country. Post 2214 recently hosted a send-off dinner for members of our local Army Guard unit leaving for Afghanistan and will support them in many ways while they are deployed. The Cullman VFW has led efforts to establish a first rate Veteran’s Park in Cullman, hosts a Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack, hosts a major, annual Veteran’s Day event, decorates our town with American Flags on major holidays and decorates the graves of veterans in our city cemetery each Memorial Day. VFW Post 2214 Commander, Jerry Willibey, won the title of VFW Commander of the year for the entire state of Alabama. Jerry served a career in the United States Air Force and saw combat in Vietnam. He has served as the local post Commander several times and his leadership is widely recognized throughout the state-wide VFW organization.
Bonner and Copeland honored for 50 years' service in Cullman Lions Club
At a recent installation of officers and awards banquet, Lions Jerry Bonner and Wendell Copeland were honored for their 50 years of service to Lionism. Lion Jerry held all Cullman Club offices plus being elected as District Governor on two occasions.
Reeves receives Service Above Self Award from Cullman Rotary
Grover Reeves, a man who believes in service to others, is the recipient of the Cullman Rotary Club’s William O. Buettner Service Above Self Award for 2014.
Realtors donate to local animal shelter
The Cullman Association of Realtors held a raffle of Easter wagons filled with items they donated, and by affiliates, businesses and personal donations to benefit the Cullman Animal Shelter.
CRMC Board says ‘thank you’ to outgoing board member
Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors recently honored board member, Dr. Vince Bergquist, for his service to the community through the Healthcare Authority of Cullman County Inc. board.
VFW Post 2214’s community awards
Each year, the Cullman VFW Post 2214 recognizes a local teacher, law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician, and firefighter for the year. Those chosen, along with family, are invited to a dinner/awards ceremony. Additionally, the veterans sponsor a Patriot's Pen essay contest for area middle school students and Voice of Democracy patriotic contest for area high school students. The Veterans of Foreign Wars are proud to recognize these outstanding members of our community both for their service and for their love of country.
Tooth fairy pillows donated to CRMC pediatric wing
Amanda Lopez knows how it is to have small children admitted as a patient and how frightening it can be for the little one. During the time that both of her children were patients, they received a small stuffed teddy bear.
WSCC helps decorate State Capitol for holidays
The Rotunda of the State Capitol building will be a bit more colorful this holiday season with the addition of almost three dozen red poinsettia plants grown by students enrolled in horticulture classes at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.
Wallace State celebrates annual Christmas Children’s Party and tree lighting
Wallace State Community College celebrated its annual Christmas children’s party and official tree lighting on Wednesday at the lobby of the James C. Bailey Center.
Crimson Ladies donate to Nick's Kids Fund
The Crimson Ladies of Cullman recently presented a $500 check to Coach Nick Saban in support of his charity, Nick’s Kids Fund.
Cullman County Child Development Center's Halloween carnival
The Child Development Center (CDC) in Cullman County recently wrapped up an exciting week of harvest activities that ended with the annual Halloween carnival. Students, faculty, family and friends enjoyed a hayride, a bounce house, trick-or-treating and a fun carnival that included games, prizes and dancing.
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