VFW Post 11517 of Waukee participated in the VFW Convention June 6-9 in Red Oak.

The VFW Post 11517 of Waukee and the Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Junior Girls Unit received the following awards.

VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary:

• Patriot’s Pen Award for Youth Essay Contest,

• Voice of Democracy Award for Youth Essay Contest,

Ladies Auxiliary Awards:

• Auxiliary of the Year for our membership group,

• Best Promotion of Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Contest,

• Runner-up for Best Overall Americanism Program,

• Best Promotion of activities in support, assistance and promoting our Veterans,

Junior Girls Unit received the following awards:

• Best Promotion for the Veterans in the USA,

• Best Participation & Promoting the Junior Girls Unit.

Beverly A. White was installed as the President for the Department of Iowa Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This is a one year term.

White will hold a reception on July 13 at the Waukee Maple Street Community Center, 445 Maple Street, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will be hosted by the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary.