The Curtis-Wolverton VFW Post 3243 in Fenton has been serving more than veterans for countless decades.
The group has been serving everyone in the community as well with its many activities that include Friday night fish fries, bingo, blood drives, Easter egg hunts and much more. The hall also serves the community as a wedding venue, banquet hall and high school graduate open houses. This, in addition to the many services it provides to our veterans and their families.
There is a price to pay when years of activities are hosted at the hall at 1148 N. LeRoy St., and one of them is a crumbling parking lot.
To that end, some business people and citizens, like Roger Sharp of Sharp Funeral Homes, are leading the charge to obtain donations to pay for a new parking lot.
“We want to do this according to city code,” Sharp said. “We’re not going to just throw down some asphalt. We want to install proper drainage and whatever it takes to make it right.”
Sharp said the VFW parking lot project is going to cost between $125,000 to $150,000 to complete and about half of that money has already been raised. “The parking lot is in bad shape. We would like to get the work done this year,” Sharp said.
The public is invited to give back to the community by supporting the veterans and their efforts to provide a safe parking lot for continued veteran and family friendly activities.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Rick Carmer at (810) 629-3700, or visit the hall, which opens at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed on Sunday.
Fenton VFW makeover
During the summer of 2018, the Fenton VFW benefited from a major makeover by hundreds of volunteers, thanks to The Home Depot. About 100 employees spent a day volunteering on their day off to help with some much-needed upgrades to the Fenton VFW.
The Home Depot supplied them with vinyl siding for the entire building. They also replaced about 800 ceiling tiles and upgraded some safety and handicap items.