Volunteers spruce up VFW post (scroll down)

Christopher Brown gathered more than 30 volunteers Dec. 1 at the VFW Post 1585 on North State Street to clean up the building inside and out. They painted a previously unused space upstairs that they plan to turn into a veterans lounge.

He said the most impressive outcome of the project was what the outdoor crew was able to accomplish: "They were weeding everywhere, scraping moss, pressure-washing siding and gutters, weed whacking, hedge trimming, and cleaning out trash from under stairs, hedges and corners of the building. All of the yard waste was loaded into the back of a truck and ended up weighing a total of 1,340 pounds!"