Pam Valdez, president, and Kathleen Tomlin, treasurer of VFW Post #2411 of Las Animas recently attended the Colorado State VFW's 94th Convention in Montrose in June.

Pam Valdez, president, and Kathleen Tomlin, treasurer of VFW Post #2411 of Las Animas recently attended the Colorado State VFW's 94th Convention in Montrose in June. The theme was "To Have and To Hold." They were very surprised to come home with many awards for their local sisters.

Pam received the All-State President Award for 2411 and also for District #6. Kathleen received the All-State Treasurer Award for 2411. In addition to these prestigious awards, the ladies excelled in Veterans Family Support, Americanism, Outstanding Achievement for Membership, Legislative, National Military Service, Achievement, and Cancer Aid and Research Silver Award.

The ladies of 2411 work hard to help veterans and veterans' families in our community. There are currently 99 members of the Las Animas Ladies Auxiliary. If you are interested in joining this active group, contact any member. They meet the first Monday of each month at the local VFW Post #2411 at 4:30 p.m.