In observance of the National VFW National Day of Service, Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7865 plans to host a community pasta dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28.

The event takes place at the Harvell Bishop Arnold Trail VFW Post 7865, 58 Preble Ave., according to a news release from the post.

Proceeds will benefit House in the Woods veterans retreat.

House in the Woods, located in Lee, is owned and operated by the parents of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

It offers outdoor programs for active military, veterans and their family members to deal with physical injuries, stress, loss, grief and other emotions.

National VFW Day of Service is a nationwide initiative uniting veterans and communities around the country in conducting service projects throughout May.

For more information, call Lou Padilla at 207-696-3806.

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