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Surviving the Depression

The VFW National Home for Children is celebrating its 90th Anniversary throughout 2015. As part of that celebration, we will be focusing on one decade of the National Home’s history each month. This month, we present the Home’s struggle to maintain and grow during the Depression years of the 1930s. The Early Years Life at the National Home was going very well. The peaceful country atmosphere brought hope and healing to the children and mothers who lived here. The boys played baseball in the summer, and even some of the girls would sometimes join in these games. In the winter, there was sledding and snowball fights and Cootie Christmas. The National Home was a working farm, and the food glean

UAW Carnival a hit with National Home children

The National Home children and their friends got to run and bounce and play at last Sunday’s UAW Carnival. United Auto Workers Region 1-D Veterans Council provides the annual event, and many National Home staff members were on hand in the Community Center’s gym to help out with the games and inflatable play pieces. The games and activities were strictly old-fashioned – bounce houses, tossing stuffed animals into small pouches at the Road Kill Café, a miniature version of the carnival sledgehammer game, and more. The kids had a chance to earn tickets for prizes at many of the games. Mark Harris is Region 1-D’s SWMI CAP Chair. He was helping the kids out at the Road Kill Café game. “I look for

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