Evans VFW Post 12190 is holding a grand opening ceremony for its facility, located at 4290 Triangle Industrial Drive in Evans, from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, January 11.
The event, which is open to the community, will include speakers, a potluck meal and a tour of the facility. The renovated, smoke-free building, formerly an AT&T call center, includes a canteen, full kitchen, walk-in refrigerator and offices.
“We’re a brand new Post, and we did not have a building up to this point,” says Matt Andrews, post commander.
Currently, the Post, which includes members from Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, has 140 members. However, the organization would like to increase its membership.
“Our goal is to get more than 1,000 members,” says Andrews, who served in Iraq in 2005. “With our community base, there’s no reason we can’t. We want to be active in the community, and we want the community to know that the VFW is here.”
For more information, visit vfwevans.org.