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Bessemer VFW's Honor Flight fundraiser draws big crowd


May 20, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

BESSEMER'S VFW Post 3673 packs a crowd Saturday evening for the third annual fundraising dinner for the U.P. Honor Flight. Shown in front to left are Kathy Boogaard of Ironwood and Dean Spagnoletti of Bessemer and, to right, John and Sandy Barbacovi of Ironwood.


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BESSEMER - The third annual fundraising dinner for the U.P. Honor Flight drew nearly 200 people to Bessemer's VFW Post 3673 on Saturday night.

"This event is so special to us because it is helping us to help our senior veterans to visit their memorials in Washington D.C.," said Post Commander Donna Frello while welcoming the crowd. "How cool is it that we all are helping to make that happen?"

Frello's husband, John Frello, who is the post quartermaster, said attendance had doubled from last year's event.

"The turnout here is overwhelming," he said, w...

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