Two area businesses in Tennessee were given plaques of recognition by Chapter 1004 of the VVA for their outstanding support of veterans.
Managers of both Big Lots and Walmart allowed the chapter to host events during the year.
President Terry Yates presented a plaque to Sherry Kendrick, manager of Big Lots (Store 1813).
Chapter 1004 held fundraising and other events critical to the chapter’s success at the location. The chapter was allowed to sell food and other items at the store in order to recruit new members.
Jennifer Joyce, manager of Walmart (Store 671), was also an integral part of the chapter’s success. Wal-Mart hosted fundraising and recruiting events, as well as hosting their annual event in November. Joyce was given a plaque during their annual “Salute to Veterans.”
Following these kind gestures, Chapter 1004 was recognized as a “Friend of Education” by the Board of Education of the Lebanon Special School District. This time, Castle Heights Upper Elementary principle, Terry Trice, awarded a plaque to Yates.