VFW Post Commander Billy Wells (left) takes the microphone with longtime VFW Auxiliary member Pat Towne (37 years) by his side during Saturday’s Lake Granbury Memorial VFW Post 7835 40th anniversary celebration. Pictured next to Towne is Granbury resident Taylor Blackburn representing state Sen. Brian Birdwell’s office. Birdwell is also a member of Post 7835. Blackburn’s husband, Airman 1st Class Brandon Blackburn, stationed at the Navel Air Station in Fort Worth, was also in attendance. The day-long celebration featured kids’ activities, a ribbon cutting, barbecue dinner and dancing.