The Clintonville VFW Post 664 has manned a food and beverage stand at the Shawano County Fair for as long as past commander Leroy Wilken can remember.
“We have the biggest stand for serving,” he said.
Wilken, who was in the Marines for four years and served in Vietnam, and senior vice commander Ted Kirmse, who retired after 22 years in the Army and served in Vietnam twice, will put in many hours at the stand during the fair, which opens Wednesday and runs through Labor Day.
“We pretty much handle it,” Kirmse said.
They set up on Tuesday in preparation for the fair opening on Wednesday. The stand is open from noon to midnight during the remainder of the fair.
“I get kinda tired toward the end,” Kirmse said.
Members of the post and their families serve cheeseburgers, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, pulled pork, chili, beer, soda, wine coolers, slushies and water.
“It’s our second best moneymaker,” Wilken said.