In anticipation of hosting some colleagues next month, Sherman’s VFW Post 2772 welcomed volunteers who helped freshen the place up a bit.

Post Commander Bart Ford said the post is preparing to host a district meeting in February where the posts from around North Texas will be coming to town.

Senior Vice Commander Monique Cooksey said project has been a longtime in the making.

“It’s been a multi-month project on just trying to refurbish our hall,” she explained. She said they primed the giant room back before the winter holidays but took a break. Then they put out the call for help to get the redo done.

Cooksey said there more than 30 people who showed up to finish the painting. A power sprayer helped to make short work of paining the walls, but they still needed folks to help do the cutting in.

One of the people who showed up to do that was Kim Colson.

“I am just a big supporter of the VFW,” Colson said when asked what brought her out on a Saturday. She said she realized the Post needed all hands on deck to get the job finished and she was happy to be there.

Cooksey said it was great to see the number of people who came out to help with the project and the results that were beginning to show by around noon. While it will be great to have a freshly painted room to show off for the district meeting, Cooksey said they are hoping the hard work will also translate into more rentals for the hall.

She said the hall holds 400 people and the table and chairs come with the rental.

“It’s a pretty good deal,” she said and then added that the revenue generated by the hall rentals goes to support the Post.

Ford said all of those volunteers probably saved the Post thousands of dollars with their sweat equity and that made the project possible.