One of the biggest things that we hear during the coronavirus pandemic is to "buy local." I've believed that even before most people even knew what COVID-19 was. Here's another thing that I also believe in and that is to "help local."

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Here is something that you can do to help a local organization in their time of need. The Afton VFW Post 3529 is looking to renovate their building. The building was built in 1898 and it requires a lot of upkeep.

They are getting close to their goal but they are still short of where they need to be to complete the renovations that are needed. The Afton VFW Post 3529 is constantly lending help, but now it's time for the community to help them this Sunday, October 25th from Noon to 6 p.m.

Gavin's Pizzeria on Division Street in Sidney will be hosting the Baristacrats Coffee Bar from Afton. The pair will be donating 10% of the day's sales to the Afton VFW Building Project. The Baristacrats Coffee Bar will operate from Gavin's Italian take out window.

 They also offer community members free and proper disposal of the American flag; donates flags requested by the community, and distributes flags throughout our local cemeteries in honor of their fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.

If you can't make it on Sunday but still would like to contribute, you can help by mailing your contribution to Afton VFW Post 3529, P.O. Box 238, Afton New York 13730.