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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Weight of snow collapses VFW Hall roof

  • Bingo, other activities postponed indefinitely
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  • The local VFW Hall is a casualty of last week's 10-inch snowstorm. The weight of the heavy snow was too much for the roof, causing it to collapse into the building.
    Dan Carson, post commander for VFW 3772, stated Monday, that bingo which is held every Thursday night has been postponed indefinitely, as well as other activities scheduled at the hall, including the upcoming Hunter Safety course scheduled for March 15-16.
    "We are trying to find a substitute place for the Hunter Safety course," stated Carson. As a rule 40-45 people attend the course, so VFW needs to find a facility large enough to accommodate that many participants."
    For safety reasons, the gas and water has been shut off to the building. The insurance adjuster was here Saturday and after extensive examination, suggested they have an engineer come look at the building, which has sustained significant damage. Carson said the adjuster stated the walls were not stable. There is a possibility the building will have to be rebuilt. In addition some items inside the building were also destroyed.
    Some of the snow has begun to melt from the roof into the building. With today's snowstorm, VFW members face another obstacle in getting as much out of the building as possible and finding storage for the contents of the building. Twillman Feeds has supplied a building for them to put some tables and chairs in for storage.
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