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VFW dedicates new building

| April 18, 2013
New building: Post Commander Richard Wright stands by the front door of the VFW Post 1330’s new home on South Sixth Street. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

New building: Post Commander Richard Wright stands by the front door of the VFW Post 1330’s new home on South Sixth Street. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – The VFW Post 1330 officially dedicated its new building April 17, with a flag ceremony by the Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard. 

“We were renting our other location and we decided it was better to buy something than to keep paying for the other building,” said Post Commander Richard Wright. “This way we also can do what we want with our place.”

The VFW, formerly located on Walnut Street, started operating in its new location at 133 S. Sixth St. on March 21.

“It’s bigger than what we had and it has a kitchen,” Wright said. “All we had before was a grill out back so now we will be able to offer more variety of food. It’s also more comfortable here and will give us the chance to have bands.”

Veterans Service Officer Jim Barstow was privileged to help the 1330 celebrate its new home.

“In this new facility, the roof, the walls, floors and infrastructure are already in place but there is still a process that is ongoing; and that is the effort to construct a family-orientated and forward-thinking club,” Barstow said. “More than a place to buy a cheeseburger and a beer, being a member of a veteran’s organization such as the VFW can provide a venue where Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans can hopefully bridge the generation gap with the few remaining World War II veterans as well as those who served in Korea and Vietnam.”

Wright said the 1330 has around 390 members and that includes veterans of foreign wars, veterans, social members and auxiliary members. The post is currently open from noon to 1 a.m. seven days a week, but it may soon start opening at 10 a.m.

“On behalf of the Coshocton County Veterans Service Office, may the VFW Post 1330 become a unifying force in the community while bringing fun and patriotic times to the Coshocton area,” Barstow said. “It is truly an asset to our community.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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