This year the VFW will be celebrating its 25th Annual Beach Bash, Brgy. Barretto, Olongapo City, February 10th to 12th. The event kicks off on February 8th with a one-day golf tournament at the Naval Education and Training Command. Be sure to contact the VFW if you would like to join!
The Beach Bash will be held next to the VFW on the beach behind DaBaR Bar and Grill. The celebration includes several fun-filled activities such as pool and dart tournaments, beach activities such as free children’s games, raffle drawings, and stage events.
The Miss Beach Bash Contest will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Miss Diana Lisig, the winner of last year’s Miss Beach Bash Contest, was sponsored by the RSL. Diana was raised in a local orphanage. The members of the VFW made a special note that she was deaf and had recently received a set of hearing aids from the RSL just prior to winning the contest.
This also happened to be the first contest she ever entered. Photos of the contest are posted on the VFW Post 11447 Facebook page, while additional photos can be found on mangossubic.com, who sponsored Ms. Joan – the winner of “Best Swimwear” and 1st runner-up.
The Beach Bash is the VFWs primary fundraiser for the entire Subic Bay Area Community budget, which funds scholarships for 79 local indigent children, Clark Military Cemetery maintenance, and many more worthwhile programs such as free local medical and dental outreach clinics.
Harry the Horse is proud to make a donation to the VFW Post 11447 and to be an official media sponsor of the Beach Bash. You too can support the bash by donating to the VFW or going out and sharing a beer or two on the beach.
For more information visit the VFW website: http://www.vfw114477.org.