• 64°

Family Freedom Festival

Photos submitted

The Mountain Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary hosted its first Family Freedom Festival recently with Cumberland Elementary School’s FRSYC after school program. The family-friendly event featured food, treat bags and more. It was a festival to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy. First-grade students made Valentine’s Day cards for 20 veterans who are residents of Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation, Harlan Nursing and Rehabilitation and The Laurels. Auxiliary members delivered the cards to each veteran along with a box of chocolates each on Feb. 14. Here, Teresa Kochin and Deb Burke help the students.

Carla Hatfield Barrett delivers cards and chocolates to a veteran.

Shelia Dixon helps first-grade students with Valentine’s Day cards they were making for the nursing home veterans.

From left, Paula Huff, Carla Hatfield Barrett, Shelia Dixon (auxiliary members) and Jeff Wilder, Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation administrator.