Spaghetti Fundraiser for Veterans

HOUGHTON  — Veterans are back out on the kitchen line.

Jim Peterson, former Army captain and current chiropractor, is volunteering with this fundraiser, despite the effects of the pandemic.

“We do a fundraiser for post 186. This how we keep our post to have veteran functions,” said Jim Peterson, Volunteer Chef at American Legion Post 186. “We do veteran’s funeral, Memorial Day services, boys and girls’ state, legion baseball.”

The outpouring was more generous than they could imagine. “We’ll probably feed over 500 people, and if we feed over 600 we’ll probably run out,” added Peterson.

140 pounds of noodles, 375–400 quarts of sauce used to support veterans. It’s all because of the love for their country, and those who served.

“I find it great. When we do our Memorial Day services there are hundreds of people sometimes at some of the services. On a Monday where everyone has the day off, you see kids and families, rain or shine.”

The support reaches to everyone and those currently involved, encourages others to do so.

“When you get out of the service I urge you to find VFW or an American Legion and join. It’s a worthwhile place to join.” said Rod Guilbault, Post Commander at American Legion Post 186.

Even if you missed a chance to fill up on spaghetti, but would still like to donate, click here.