Bonham VFW Post 4852
Member Spotlight of the Week
April 2, 2018
This week the Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce highlights the Bonham VFW Post 4852. This post, the James E. Bragg Bonham VFW Post 4852, started in 1945 on Main St. The current location at 1610 Mitchell Dr., on beautiful lake Bonham, opened its doors in 1972. In 1994 fire damaged the facility, but it re-opened in April of ’95. Right now five employees are on staff, but they also have a member board, auxiliary, and many volunteers.
The VFW is much more than a local hangout. The canteen serves merely to offset the bills and keep the doors open. Check out this list for what your local VFW post does: • Advocates for Veterans Benefits-Local, State and Nationally • Assist Veterans with Financial Aid for Bills and Homelessness • Assist Veterans in getting help for Depression/Suicide • Operates a Food Pantry for the needy LOCALLY • Assists the VA financially for quarterly vet events • Supports the local Scouts • Sponsors local school events/Athletics • Supports local community events • Offers scholarships to our local kids • Has both Toy and Food Drives for our locals • Donates meals at holidays to needy families • Offers assistance to Veteran homes as needed • Assists VA with commissary vouchers • Donates motel vouchers to Vets during medical testing.
The first Friday of the month is Steak Night down at the post. Could be a tasty addition to your calendar! The VFW Post is also hosting a golf tournament on May 21, 2018. Contact them for team and sponsorship options.
If one of these events/causes interest you, the post is seeking volunteers, veterans for membership, and sponsors and business support for events. You can get all the information you need by giving them a call at 903-583-5733 and ask for Tonya Bell. You can also find them on facebook at /bonhamvfwpost4852.
The Chamber salutes the Bonham VFW Post 4852 and all Veterans of Foreign Wars during their spotlight week of April 2nd, and thank them for all they have done over their many years of operation and service. The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce looks forward to serving them as one of our members for many years to come.