TOWNSEND -- The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 will host a meat bingo on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the VFW Function Hall, 491 Main St. Attendees will try to win fresh cuts of meat, cash, and other assorted prizes.

Five patriotic contests for area schoolchildren, distribution of flag etiquette literature, donations of American and POW/MIA flags, and co-sponsorship of the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas Eve Santa Claus Program for all Townsend childr en are among the many local community service projects conducted by the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538. The auxiliary will use proceeds raised at the meat bingo to help fund some of these projects.