TEXARKANA AREA VETERANS COUNCIL 19th ANNUAL CHILLI COOK-OFF
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 THE TEXARKANA AREA VETERANS COUNCIL (TAVC) WILL HOST THEIR 19th ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF AT THE TRUMAN ARNOLD CENTER AT THE TEXARKANA COLLEGE. AREA CHILI COOKS WILL BE COMPETING FOR TROPHIES IN THREE CATAGORIES: BUSINESS, CIVIC GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL. THERE WILL ALSO BE A "PEOPLE'S CHOICE" AWARD AND AN AWARD FOR "BEST PRESENTATION", BOTH CHOSEN BY THE PUBLIC.
FUNDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE USED TO PURCHASE A NEW DAV VAN (WHEN NEEDED) TO TRANSPORT LOCAL VETERANS TO THE VA MEDICAL CENTER IN SHREVEPORT, LA & TO ASSIST LOCAL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE DOORS WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 11:00 AM UNTIL 1:00 PM. TICKETS ARE SIX DOLLARS. EACH TICKET WILL ALLOW YOU TO SAMPLE EACH CHILI AND WILL ENTER YOU TO WIN DOOR PRIZES.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO ENTER PLEASE CALL: 870/773-8279 OR 903/628-7216 OR E-MAIL @ USMCgreg@aol.com
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018
On March 29, 2018 the Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. will host "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" to recognize and honor all of those who served in the military during the Vietnam War. It will be held at the Korea/Vietnam Memorial at 7th Street and State Line Avenue from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The main service will be held at 6:30 pm. The rest of the time will be for socializing with brother and sister veterans! We encourage all Vietnam era veterans to come down and honor each other. Together Then - Together Now!!!
This event is in conjunction with the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War. March 29 was selected because on March 29 the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam in 1973 and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam arrived on American soil.
WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!
WAGONS FOR VETERANS
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
Vietnam Veterans of America, Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 will be hosting a "WAGONS FOR VETERANS" fundraiser on Saturday, APril 14, 2018, at the Four States Fairground. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise funds to assist local disabled veterans of all eras. For just $10, $5.00 for children 12 and under, you can come out and see chuckwagons (and other displays) and eat from a varied menu of food cooked the old fashioned way – in cast iron pots over an open fire.
For more information, call 903-908-2135, 903-748-0432, 903-556-1613, 870-773-8279, or 903-824-2727 or visit www.vva278.org.
22nd ANNUAL "VETERANS INFORMATION FAIR"
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. TO 1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, May 19, 2018 (Armed Forces Day) the Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA # 278) will host our 21st Annual "Veterans Information Fair" at the Texas Elks Lodge # 2771 at 3702 New Boston Road. It will be open to the public from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. This "Fair" is to assist veterans, active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel & their families obtain information from a variety of sources on VA benefits, programs, & other assistance and programs for them & their families.
Agencies to be invited will include: Texas Veterans Commission, Texas WorkForce, VA Outpatient Clinic, VA Medical Center (Shreveport & Little Rock), Vet Center, Social Security Administration, VA Field Office personnel, Arkansas Veterans Affairs, Arkansas WorkForce, Texarkana College and Texas A&M Veterans Counselors, Veterans Service officers, Agency on Aging, Hospice of Texarkana, East Funeral Home, Congressional aides, Lone Star Legal, American Red Cross, and other agencies that may have programs that pertain to Veterans, Active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel and/or their families.
There is no charge for this service. All area veterans of all eras, all active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel and their immediate families are invited and urged to attend. We also plan to have a voter registration drive for both Arkansas & Texas residents.
For more information please call: 870-773-8279, 903-556-1613, 903-824-2727 or 903-628-7216 or email: USMCgreg@aol.com or go to the VVA # 278 website at: www.vva278.org or our Facebook page at: Vietnam Veterans of America #278