Plover VFW celebrates Day of Service to village

By Patrick Lynn

PLOVER — The Plover VFW Post 10262 and the village of Plover teamed up on Saturday for the third annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Day of Service, focusing their efforts on cleaning up Hoover Ave.

Led by Plover Public Works Manager Roy Hopfensperger, the “VFW Cleanup Brigade” divided into small teams and tackled various sections of Hoover Ave., collecting trash and litter from Hwy. B to Hwy. HH. The village of Plover facilitated the disposal process by collecting filled trash bags and transporting them to a local disposal site.

The VFW “Brigade” included several members such as Tim Bubla, Fred Gburek, Mike Byrum, Robert “Bob” Decker, Brad Shufelt, VFW Post Commander Norb Strasser, Mike Wolf, John Cansino, Perry Engel, John Herek, Larry Kinyon, Mike Zynda, Wayne Gorell, and Kim Bolender.

Post commander and event organizer Norb Strasser emphasized the significance of the event, saying, “Veterans of every stripe are leading the charge to serve our neighbors and fellow citizens. The positive feedback from our VFW members and the support and appreciation from our community is a win-win.”

The National VFW Day of Service campaign, initiated in May 2022, partners with community organizations and civic groups to improve local communities’ well-being.