VFW 7873 - Annual Labor of Love Event

Aug 31, 2014 8:00am - 11:59pm

2014 6th Annual Labor of Love Event


The 6th Annual “Labor of Love Soldiers Benefit in Loving Memory of Irene McKee”is a benefit that was started six years ago.  The idea of this benefit was inspired by the memory of Irene McKee, a past Ladies Auxiliary President, who over the years had done so much for our Veterans.  Irene died in May of 2009.  Each year, the benefit is held on the Sunday before Labor Day (Labor Day Weekend---get it? ‘Labor’ of Love?)  This annual event continues to grow in popularity, and in funds raised!!!  We tried some new things over the years, including moving it from the ‘slab’ to inside the Post Home.  That proved to be a wise move, since the day of the “Labor of Love”, the temperature consistently has been near one hundred degrees.

The Lake Texoma VFW Post 7873 Veterans and Men’s and Ladies’ Auxiliaries will host the event this year which will be held indoors at the post located at 250 VFW Drive, Pottsboro, TX 75076.  Funds raised from this event will be donated to the National Military Service Program (which includes the Military Assistance Plan, Operation Uplink & Unmet Needs) and local VFW initiatives, such as helping local veterans in need and post maintenance and renovation. 

All members and friends of the post and public are invited to attend this event. There is no admission fee.


·         A food auction will kick off the event on Fri, Aug 29th, starting at 5:30 pm and will continue into the evening during karaoke. 

·         A silent auction will open for bidding on Fri, Aug 29th, starting at 5:30 pm and will close on Sun, Aug 31st, at 9:00 pm.


·         Garage sale from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. 

·         Donations for the garage sale will be accepted starting on Mon, Aug 25th, through Sat, Aug 30th.  No clothes, shoes, computer monitors or mattresses will be accepted.  If you have any heavy items to donate, please call 972-849-5697 to schedule a pick up. 

·         Breakfast burritos will be sold in the morning and the Men’s Auxiliary will open the kitchen with a variety of food items from 10:00 am-7:00 pm. 

·         Vendor slots are available for $25 for a 5 ft. round table.  Call 972-849-5697 if you’re interested in being a vendor.  Vendors will be set up in the front bar area.

·         Local musicians will entertain guests from 3:00-5:00 pm.

·         The band Stormin’ Texas will play from 7:30-11:30 pm.  A live auction will take place during band breaks.  

To make this event successful, help is needed in the form of donations to the food auction, live and silent auctions, and garage sale.  Spread the word and bring your family and friends out to support this event.

Donation Descriptions

T-Shirts & Wristbands– Purchase a t-shirt sponsorship for $50 and have your name printed on the back of the t-shirt and receive one t-shirt with purchase.  Additional t-shirts will be available for purchase for $15.  Event wristbands are being sold for $2.

Food Auction - Any type dish such as main course, appetizer, dessert or other.  Food should be delivered to the post by 3:00 pm on Fri, Aug 29th.  The recipe needs to be included with the dish so the auctioneer can read the ingredients to the crowd.

Garage Sale - Garage sale items should be delivered to the post, Freedom Hall (back room), beginning Mon, Aug 25th and will be accepted through Sat, Aug 30th.  For large and/or heavy items, please call 972-849-5697 to arrange a pickup.  Donors should sign in and list a summarized description of the donation and value.  Tax donation forms will be available at the sign in desk.  Clothes, shoes, mattresses, and computer monitors are not accepted.  No tears or stains on furniture and only working appliances, please.

Silent Auction - Newer items such as themed gift baskets, gift certificates, jewelry, wine or liquor baskets, hotel stays, etc.  Items need to be delivered to the VFW and locked in the Ladies’ Auxiliary or picked up by Wed, Aug 27th.  For a pick-up call 972-849-5697.

Live Auction - Any new or used high value and high quality items such as jewelry, furniture, gift certificates, patriotic or sports memorabilia, etc.  Items need to be delivered to the VFW and locked in the Ladies’ Auxiliary Office or picked up by Sat, Aug 30th.  For a pick-up call 972-849-5697.

Monetary donations, cash or check


The 6th annual Labor of Love event benefitting National Military Services and local VFW initiatives, will be held on Sunday, August 31st, 2014, indoors at Lake Texoma VFW Post 7873.  A garage sale and vendor table sales start at 8:00 am.  Breakfast burritos will be sold starting at 8:00 am and sandwiches, snacks, and other food items will be available for purchase from 10:00am-5:00pm.   Local musicians will play from 2-5pm.  Silent auction items will be displayed for bidding.  Raffles and a live auction will be held in the evening.  The band Stormin’ Texas will play from 7:30-11:30 pm.  Donations for the garage sale are appreciated.  If you would like to donate items, please deliver them to the VFW, located at 250 VFW Dr. in Pottsboro, starting Monday, Aug 25th until Sat, Aug 30th.  For large or heavy items, call 972-849-5697 to arrange a pickup.  The members of VFW Post 7873 encourage the public to attend this event to support our active duty military, their families, and local veterans.  For more information call 972-849-5697.



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