VFW Post 9144 held a pancake breakfast to benefit 2-year-old Colten Downey on Nov. 25. The veterans, with the help of individuals and local businesses, were able to present Colten and his family with a check for $1,000.
At their annual Christmas tree lighting, the Post donated $200 to the Clarksburg Fire Company, $100 each to two girl scout troops, and $100 to the Clarksburg School eighth grade for their school trip.
The Post was awarded a grant of $1,000 from Brookfield Renewable Energy Foundation for post programs supporting area youth and civic groups.
Ken Thane, representing the Foundation, presented the check, helped out during the pancake breakfast, and thanked the post members for all they do for the community.