Veterans organization in The Woodlands seeks support, event venue

VFW Post 12024 does not have a standalone building, but area veterans are honored with a statue in Town Green Park. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
VFW Post 12024 does not have a standalone building, but area veterans are honored with a statue in Town Green Park. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)

VFW Post 12024 does not have a standalone building, but area veterans are honored with a statue in Town Green Park. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)

VFW Post 12024 is looking for venues for its annual fundraiser, which it has not held in two years.

Quartermaster Everett Ison said the club, which meets at South County Community Center at 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, has been strained since members were not able to gather due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“We saw spikes in anxiety, people having issues with making ends meet,” he said.

Throughout veterans organizations, the effects of bar shutdowns were felt in 2020 because bars are a significant revenue generator for them. The Woodlands’ post does not have a building of its own, so while revenue lost from canteen sales was not an issue locally, the post lost revenue usually generated from its annual fundraisers.

As of mid-October, it did not have a venue lined up for the next year’s fundraising, which includes events such as a banjo and magic show.


The post is seeking information on any local spaces available that would be suitable and available for the fundraising event. Information and contacts for the post can be found at www.vfw12024.org.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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