The Charles E. Moore Post 5127 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrated freedom during their annual Christmas Dinner by announcing the local youth winners of the Patriots Pen Essay and Voice of Democracy Essay contests.
The winners of the 2016 Patriots Pen contest are Caroline Richmond (3rd), Jayci R. Bell (2nd), and Callie Foster (1st). Winners of the 2016 Voice of Democracy contest are Matthew Corder (2nd) and Abby Hill (1st). All winners received cash prizes, certificates, and medals.
With lots of food to enjoy, the veterans enjoyed listening to Ashley Corder sing the “National Anthem” and “Silent Night.”
Officers for post 5127 are Adjutant Sam Perry, Post Commander Joe Worley, Quartermaster Danny Delaughter, and Chaplain Thomas Corder.
Quartermaster Delaughter was recognized as 2016 Member of the Year for his uncommon valor and devotion in meeting the needs of post members and their families.