Korean War Veterans’ Association to hold rummage sale

The Greater Rockford Area Korean War Veterans’ Association, Chapter 272, will hold a benefit rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, , May 15 and 16, at the Verdi Club, 782 N. Madison St.

This will be the second annual rummage sale for the group. Betty Doran, speaking for the organization, said: “We may need some for the Korean War Memorial, but we think we have enough. We do have other projects we’re working on. We’ve been sending items to the troops in Iraq, and we have a scholarship fund.”

The organization also participates in a program called “Tell America,” in which Korean War veterans go to the schools to educate pupils about the Korean War, as the history books barely cover it. “The Rockford School District has requested that we provide 30-40 [speakers] with a 40-minute-long history presentation of the Korean War,” said Doran. The program is aimed at elementary school pupils.

Another project the group participates in is Boys State, a program of the American Legion. Doran said they are sponsoring a representative to go to the University of Illinois in Charleston, Ill., to participate in mock state government activities. This year’s event will be June 9-15.

Items available at the sale include: furniture, clothing, seasonal items, knick-knacks, books, toys, games and more. People can bring in donations to the Verdi Club from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. up to and including Monday, May 14.

from the May 2-8, 2007, issue

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