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VFW Post makes a popping donation to Wabash

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The Brian Bowman VFW Post presented Wabash College and its food service partner, Bon Appetit Management Company, a state-of-the-art commercial popcorn machine from Gold Medal Products on April 21.

VFW Spokesperson Jason Black said, “We are extremely grateful for the numerous organizations and local businesses that support the veterans and members of our organization and its mission. Wabash College and Bon Appetit have been some of our biggest supporters, while ensuring we have been able to serve amazing food for many of our events.”

Under the leadership of Mary Jo Johnston, Chef Jason Anderson, and Sous Chef Liesel Townsend, Bon Appetit has catered many events at the Brian Bowman Post, including as Black said, “some on very short notice.” The VFW leaders also praised Jason Rush, Travis Felix and Susan Janssen, who have all been involved in Bon Appetit’s work at the VFW.

“Every single one of these amazing individuals has shown their support and unwavering dedication, while providing incredible service to us during our efforts to support the veterans, their families, and our community,” Black said.

The new popcorn machine will be used at the College’s on-campus pub, Wally’s, during much of the year, but will pop double-duty in the W. Club Lounge at Little Giant Stadium during football season.

“We’re grateful for this amazing donation,” Johnston said. “It will make a great addition to Wally’s and the W. Club. Now that things are getting back to normal, we hope the community will return to Wally’s as a gathering space on our campus.”

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