Camdenton VFW New Community Center & Restaurant Opens

CAMDENTON, MO – The Camdenton VFW’s new building, which houses the Francis Geilfuss II Community Center and the Bunker Bar & Grill opened its door for the first time on Thursday, August 3rd. The Camdenton VFW has been trying to complete and fundraises for the new building for over 3 years. A project many believed would never get completed, due to multiple construction issues and funding problems. However, due to the generosity of the local community and businesses, the project is now complete.

“We can’t thank the businesses that came together to help us overcome enough”, said Post Senior Vice Commander Keith Lucas. “So many have stepped up that the list of who has helped in one way or another is very long, but all are appreciated.”

One such business that answered the call to help was Scott’s Concrete. Scottie Martin could be found evening after evening working to help finish the project donating his time, plus materials. His contact, Kim Brockman of Kim’s Carpet donated all of the flooring in the new building. Rice Concrete and Burns Concrete donated labor for the concrete finishing work.

Companies That Have Donated or Discounted Materials & Labor

  • Scott’s Concrete
  • S&S Custom Building
  • Kim’s Carpet
  • Capital (Formerly APAC)
  • Rice Concrete
  • Wildcat Supply
  • Lowes Pro Services
  • (J) M Barkladge Drywall
  • A-Z Home Services
  • DeGraffiendried HVAC
  • Reliable Painting
  • Sherwin Williams Paint
  • A+ Plumbing
  • Catalyst Electric
  • Rienholdt Electric
  • High Brothers Lumber
  • Four Seasons Plumbing
  • AB Pest Control & Insulation
  • Home Depot
  • CARE, Inc.
  • Aaron & Brenna Toft
  • Advantage Fire
  • Culligan Lake of the Ozarks
  • Anderson Excavating
  • Joe Schmo & Co
  • City of Camdenton
  • Advantage Chemical Systems
  • Ozark Bottling Co.
  • Lake Shore Exteriors, LLC
  • Blinds and More, Inc.

Other Companies & Organizations That Have Helped

  • Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes
  • Dogwood Elementary
  • Lake of the Shootout Committee
  • Slumberland Furniture
  • Ozarks Amphitheater
  • Advantage Printing
  • Kevin & Kari McCowan
  • Hull’s Auto Body & Marine
  • Rockhouse Church
  • Much Ado Studios
  • Woobly Boots
  • SignWorx
  • Mills & Sons Insurance
  • Big Surf Waterpark
  • Ballparks of the Ozarks
  • Border Xpression
  • Mariners Pier 31
  • MSW Interactive Designs
  • Graphic Designer Chris Oth
  • Showcase Publishing.
  • Lake Expo
  • Lake Media
  • Viper Communication
  • Benne Media
  • Coyote Radio
  • Agri-Pulse
  • Wood’n Ya Wanit
  • Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

The Bunker Bar & Grill is open to the public. You do not have to be a VFW member to eat or drink there. The VFW will host a formal grand opening event on Sunday, September 3rd from 12-7pm. The Denim & Lace Band is scheduled to perform. Restaurant hours and menu can be found on vfwbunker.com.

To learn more about VFW Post 5923, go to lakevfw.org or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.