Join Gwinn VFW’s Ultimate Pasty Day Event!



The Gwinn VFW Post 5670 in Michigan hosts a monthly pasty-making event from September through May, a tradition discussed in detail by Upper Michigan Today. The volunteers and VFW members produce around 675 pasties, with each pasty day generating roughly $800-$900 for the VFW and its auxiliary group; funds are used to support veterans, other community groups, and updates to the post building. Pasties are sold for $6 each and the VFW post is actively seeking more volunteers to serve the Gwinn community.

Monthly Pasty Day at Gwinn VFW Post 5670

The Gwinn VFW Post 5670 hosts a monthly pasty-making event from September through May, assisted by members and volunteers.

Upper Michigan Today attended the event to learn more about this fundraiser and the post’s 77-year history. They spoke to Adjutant Alan Cook about its community presence.

Alan Cook discusses the Gwinn VFW Post 5670’s mission and community impact.

Auxiliary President Louise Ingalls guided the team through the pasty assembly line.

Louise Ingalls explains the Gwinn VFW’s pasty-making process.

Ingalls revealed that they aim to produce 675 pasties in a day, with most orders placed in advance. However, last-minute purchases can sometimes be made.

Elizabeth and Tia participate in pasty-making at the Gwinn VFW.

Each pasty day generates around $800-900 for the VFW and its auxiliary group. Quartermaster Brian Parsons shared that funds are allocated to veteran support, community groups, and post infrastructure improvements.

Brian Parsons discusses the benefits of Gwinn VFW Post 5670 membership.

Auxiliary Secretary Lisa Pellegrini states that more volunteers are needed to continue serving the Gwinn community.

Lisa Pelligrini emphasizes the value of volunteers at the Gwinn VFW.

Elizabeth and Tia sample pasties at the Gwinn VFW.

Pasties at the Gwinn VFW cost $6 each and can be ordered in advance at (906) 346-5670, ready for pick up on Tuesday mornings after 11:00 a.m. To learn more about the VFW Post 5670, its resources, and membership, visit

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