October 8, 2022 90th Anniversary Celebration
VFW Post 845 was founded on Oct. 8, 1932. We are celebrating at the Post this October 8 with a variety of special events.
From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. we will have a DJ playing great music. We will be doing a tap takeover with beers on tap from Locust Lane Brewing (Malvern) and Springhouse Spirits (Parkesburg) will be mixing drinks.
A short Post ceremony will be conducted by Post Commander Marty Peterson at 6 p.m.
At 7 p.m. the building will be closed to the general public and only social and veteran members will be permitted to partake in free beef and beer from 7 to 10. The beer that is free is "845 Ale" brewed by Locust Lane Brewing specially for Post 845.
There will also be a band, Four Way Street, performing from 8 p.m. to midnight.
October 22, 2022 Scouting Challenge
VFW Post 845 is sponsoring a competition between Downingtown Area Scout Troops in a variety of scouting skills. The competition is limited to 10 troops and will take place at the post from 10:00 a.m. to noon and will be followed by a free lunch for the Scouts and their leaders. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.
The ten different skill areas will be:
The public is invited to observe the contest.
- Rope lashings
- First aid — bandages
- Log cutting with bow saw
- Nature identification
- Scout basics
- First aid — CPR
- Flag etiquette
- Navigation — map reading