GREAT FALLS — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1087 would normally hold a community Chowder "chow down" every Friday.
After missing just one week, they decided to keep their chowder cooking, so veterans could enjoy their Friday favorite to-go.
Post member Lance Stewart said when several veterans called and asked to bring back the chow-down, the VFW post decided to keep serving.
“We had a lot of regulars that you know would be here every Friday eating clam chowder and so we wanna be able to let them have their clam chowder even with everything going on,” Stewart said.
Although the post members typically offer the community chowder every Friday from early January through Easter, they had to stop serving March 20th due to the coronavirus.
“That first week we chose not to (serve) until we got a little more feedback from everybody,” Stewart said.
As other businesses continued to operate on a to-go basis, the VFW post opted to do the same. “People were asking for it. We already served it to-go even when we were open...So we were already on that game-plan,” Stewart said.
While the post members aren’t sure how long they’ll be able to keep serving given current conditions, they do plan to serve clam chowder again next Friday starting at 11 a.m. at 4123 10th Avenue South in Great Falls. Click here to visit their Facebook page.
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