Granville Cruise In raises more than $4,000 for Putnam County VFW

GRANVILLE — The Granville Cruise In, held on Friday Aug. 6, was a huge success with a large turnout. The Granville Cruise Committee did a wonderful job planning and hosting the event.

On the evening of the event, veterans from the Putnam County VFW helped the committee with members being present to lend a hand with the evening’s event.

On Sept. 21 the Granville Cruise Committee donated the proceeds of more than $4,000 to the Putnam County VFW.

The Putnam County VFW Post 8324 stated, “Wow, what an unbelievable donation. We thank the Granville Cruise Committee deeply.

“With this donation, it will allow us to continue with our core mission of veterans helping veterans. Locally that means performing final salutes of a firing squad for veteran’s funerals, supplying some basic needs to veterans at the La Salle Veterans Home, and promoting Americanism in our local schools and community.”

Any eligible veteran wanting to join the Putnam County VFW can contact Gary Bruno at 815-339-6999 or any other member.