West Fargo VFW

Lemonade fundraiser benefits North Dakota Guardsman after losing leg

I knew that I had a lot of people that loved me, but I didn't know that I had this many."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A lemonade stand is helping provide a glimmer of hope to a North Dakota Guardsman. A work accident on June 21st left 23-year-old Sam Hardesty with a severed right leg and an injured left leg. Now two local girls are honoring him by turning lemons into lemonade as a symbol of hope. “I was so…

Benefit helps support woman in cancer fight

Funds will be boosted by Lend A Hand Up.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A taco bar benefit is helping raise funds for a woman diagnosed with melanoma. Family and friends of Carissa Sjolie are hosting the walking taco bar, silent auction and raffle after Sjolie’s diagnosis showed the cancer had spread to her liver, lungs, spleen and brain. The benefit is being held until 10 o’clock tonight at…

VFW celebrates Vietnam Veterans Day

"We give them a special day, we show them that we do care for what they did for us and what they still do for us 'till this day."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In honor of Vietnam Veterans Day, the West Fargo VFW is showing its appreciation to veterans right here in our community. As a sign of appreciation, people throughout the community came out to recognize those who served during the Vietnam War. “We’re here to remember those that have fallen and those in the VA. We…

West Fargo VFW’s Veterans Day program honors military veterans

The program features patriotic songs, memorial salutes and flag-raising

WEST FARGO, N.D.- West Fargo’s VFW put on its annual Veteran’s Day program at the POW MIA Plaza on Sheyenne Street. It started by the VFW’s Color Guard and Boy Scouts Troop 232. After flag raising, the group came inside the VFW building for the ceremony. It included speakers, rifle volley salute by the VFW Honor Guard and the playing…

West Fargo VFW Hosts Super Bowl Party

Fans cheered on the Chiefs and 49ers in Super Bowl 54

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People packed into West Fargo’s VFW to watch the biggest Sunday night in sports television. Eric Jorgenson, who helps keep the place running on such a busy night, says it takes a lot of work. “So as you can see a brand new building, doesn’t look like your average VFW, we changed our liquor license back…

West Fargo Packers Hockey Team’s Pancake Fundraiser

The group also set up a silent auction table with proceeds going back to the team for equipment and any other needs.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Scrambled eggs, hot sausages and fresh pancakes all for raising money. It’s all a part of The West Fargo Packers Boys Hockey Pancake fundraiser. The team and community members packed into the West Fargo VFW asking for free will donations for any hungry faces that wanted to give. The group also set up a silent auction…

West Fargo Hockey Association Hosts Blood Drive

The packed lobby gave out snacks, treats and t–shirts for those who participated

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A non–profit organization and the West Fargo Hockey Association are teaming up to bring in some new blood in donations and save lives. It’s all a part of the Vitalant Blood Drive at Veterans Memorial Arena. The packed lobby gave out snacks, treats and t–shirts for those who participated. For every person who gave blood, Vitalant…

Hoeven Announces New Program To Help Veterans

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans from all branches packed into the West Fargo VFW to voice their opinion on healthcare and the Fargo VA while sharing experiences, and there was a lot of expectations from the talks. “As a community veteran, it’s important that we keep on the VA doing, the senators and legislative representative out looking making their following through…

Sheyenne Mustangs Hockey Team Trades in Sticks, Skates for Sponges at the Car Wash

They will be at Living waters Lutheran church until 6:00 tonight

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Sheyenne Mustangs Hockey team is breaking out the hose, soap and sponges for their annual car wash. Organizers say their fundraiser is meant to help make the expensive sport a little more affordable for parents and athletes. It will primarily go towards travel expenses, food and clothing for the boys. While fundraising may be the…

North Dakota Veterans Gather at West Fargo VFW for 98th State Convention

The quartermaster general wants more veterans to get involved

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Veterans from across North Dakota are in West Fargo for the VFW State Convention. The convention includes socials and dinners, but also matters of business. There are administration and committee meetings to talk about plans and legislation that advocate for veterans. The VFW helps veterans work through the red tape at the VA and get claims filed….