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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

VFW Hall

15- April-2014
  On Saturday 12- April the first phase of renovation of the Bogota VFW post 5561 took place. Members of Rebuilding Together Bergen County along with some local volunteers stated preparation work on the Lower Hall in the VFW. On this first day the walls in the Lower Hall , and Hallway had their molding removed and the walls were based coated in a light colour in order to cover up the old brown paneling.  While in the Upper Hall Post Cmdr Alex Hernandez  started to replace some of the water stain ceiling tiles.  Also the Main entrance of the Upper Hall hand the old carpeting removed and replaced with  Hardwood  flooring.  The Entrance to the Upper Hall is where the  the post will display the commemorable  plaques post 5561 is making available For more information about these plaques please go to there Face Book page at:   
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bogota-VFW
  The finishing day of this project will be on Saturday 26- April. This days goal is to have a new floor installed and the finish coat of paint on the walls and the molding to be reinstalled.They hope to refurbish the floors, walls as well as replace the lighting in the lower hall.   NVE Bank has already contributed $6000.00  to this project  Other donations of water, soda, snacks, baked goods or Shoprite or Dunkin Donuts gift cards will go a long way. All gifts are tax deductible.  Volunteers are needed for both days. The work day is scheduled to be from 8:00a to 4:00p on both days. Breakfast & Lunch will be provide on both days as well.
For more information  contact Daniele Fede at 201-343-8836 or danielecervino@aol.com .
 Bogota VFW Hall  is located at 241 West Shore Ave. Bogota, NJ 



 The Lower Hall before the repainting
( Photos courtesy of  Daniele Fede)

Ryan Ward & Charles Jenny paint the Hallway.

Tom Hadler painting the back of the Hallway

Bill Reilly paint trim on the door.

Paul Galgano (L) getting paint ready for Spencer to help with the trim

Bogota police Chief John Burke , & Daniele Dede
( Photos courtesy of  Daniele Fede)

Some of the Volunteers 


The Hallway & Lower Hall based coated for the finish work on 26 -April

  After the Lower Hall is completed the next step is to upgrade the floor in the Upper Hall. The goal is to not only replace the main floor, but to rejuvenate the dance floor in the centre of the hall. The  walls of the Upper Hall is also scheduled to be repainted , as well as the continued replacement of the ceiling tiles. 

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