VFW donates funds from Fareway cookout to Honor Flight

Claudia Loucks
Larry Hines, left, service officer of Don Cherry VFW Post 5083 in Geneseo; Stan Melchert, meat manager at Geneseo Fareway; Denny Benes, representing the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities; and Bill Lanphere, Fareway Grocery store manager; are shown at the recent gathering when Fareway staff and Hines, presented a check in the amount of $1,730 to Benes to be used for the Honor Flight program. Hines thanked the community for their support of the recent cookout at Fareway that was held in partnership with the VFW Post. “We raised $865 at the cookout and our VFW Post matched that amount for a total of $1,730 for the Honor Flight,” Hines said.