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VFW Post 3376 Line Officers 2024-2025

  • Commander Dan Messimer

  • Senior Vice Commander Mike Aversa 

  • Junior Vice Commander Spencer Zimmerman

  • Quartermaster Amy MacKenzie

  • Chaplain Tim Prouse

  • Adjutant Michelle Kline & James Gorman

  • Trustees:

    • Dennis Steininger

    • Tom Butts

    • Scott Snipkie

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VFW Post 3376 Officers: (seated) Dan Messimer, Commander; Standing (l to r): Mike Aversa, Senior Vice Commander; Dennis Steininger, Trustee; Spencer Zimmerman, Junior Vice Commander; Tim Prouse, Chaplain; Scott Snipkie, Trustee; Amy MacKenzie, Quartermaster; not pictured Michelle Kline, Adjutant; James Gorman, Adjutant; Tom Butts, Trustee.

What We Do:


Cocalico Valley VFW Post 3376 (The Ephrata VFW) was chartered in 1935.  At that time we were the only VFW Post in the entire Cocalico Valley.  Since then many other posts formed, but we maintained our original name. 

Our members take great pride in supporting the many National VFW programs that benefit all Veterans and Community members. 

Troop Support: We support the military community in many different ways, including donations to Keystone Military Families, VFW Veterans and Military Services, and sending care packages to our deployed troops.  We know how important this is because all of our members have been there - serving overseas in harm's way. 

Veteran Support:

  • We provide a place to connect with fellow veterans, share stories and experiences. 

  • We can connect you with a trained Service Officer to assist you in processing your VA claims. 

  • We visit the Coatesville VA Hospital and provide an afternoon of fun and refreshments, along with personal care items. 

  • We provide financial assistance to those veterans who may need a little extra help during the year and also by making donations to the VFW National Home. 


Patriotic Activities: 

  • We distribute Buddy Poppies on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day

  • We host Veteran's Day open house with a free meal to the community

  • We place US Flags on veterans' gravesites at eight local cemeteries with the help of the Auxiliary, Scout Troops 38 and 115 and Cub Scout Pack 38

  • We teach flag etiquette to local youth 


Community Involvement

  • We honor our local Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and EMT's each year with a special awards banquet. Learn More HERE

  • We recognize outstanding teachers who promote patriotism. Learn More HERE

  • We host the annual Jack Frost Children's Parade each fall.

  • We host a Children's Christmas Party each year, free to all children in the community. 

  • We sponsor the Ephrata Honors Banner Program. Learn More HERE


We make regular donations to a multitude of organizations, including:

  • PA Wounded Warriors

  • Boy Scouts of America

  • USO

  • United Heart Association 

  • Ephrata Area Social Services

  • Toys for Tots

  • Central PA Food Bank / Military Share Program

  • Local Fire Companies and Ambulance Association

  • Local Youth Sports Teams

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