Goff Lions Club to host Wounded Warriors United

United States veterans participate in outdoor activities sponsored by Wounded Warriors United.

Submitted by Goff Lions Club

The Goff Lions Club will host Wounded Warriors United during their annual Ham and Bean Feed to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Goff Community Building

In honor of our veterans, the Goff Lions Club will have a special guest — 28-year-old veteran Tom Tavtigian of Manhattan, who is the founder and representative of WWU.

WWU is a non-profit organization that provides much needed support for the men and women who have served our country during combat. The mentor program helps those veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, pain, suicidal thoughts and everyday challenges by providing outdoor activities that encourage interaction between a veteran mentor and a veteran.

To be able to talk with someone who has been through what they are dealing with is priceless to these wounded warrior heroes. WWU also does minor home repairs for veterans and provides suicide prevention support.

Also at the feed, there will be various war time memorabilia and a display depicting the World War I fallen namesakes of the Goff American Legion Post 316. Arlington Heald and Eitel Thieme were both killed in action within the last two weeks of combat in WWI. Both died in the battle of the Argonne Forest in France. Each listed his hometown as Goff. Heald-Thieme American Legion Post 316 was chartered on March 22, 1922, and was so named in honor of these two fallen heroes.

The ham and bean feed also will include chicken noodle soup, corn bread, ham sandwiches and a variety of homemade pies and desserts. Free will donations will be taken at the door with a portion of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors United organization.

Donations to the Goff Lions Club or Wounded Warriors United are welcome and can be sent to Goff Lions Club c/o Patti Dean, P.O. Box 74, Goff, KS 66428.

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