Saturday, August 26, 2006

VFW Post Finds Site For G-String Fundraiser

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in O'Fallon, Ill., said it didn't mean any harm, but it has agreed to move a "G-Strings For GIs" strip show featuring male dancers. A nightclub in the nearby town of Sauget, Ill., has agreed to host the fundraiser Saturday night. Members of the VFW post said they figure the striptease event would raise more money in a single night than a month of fish fries.More than 150 women have plunked down $18 each for the event. The proceeds will go toward supplies such as sunscreen, books and bug spray. City officials in O'Fallon said the ladies-night show would have violated town decency codes, and they threatened to yank the VFW's liquor license. The city administrator notes the town has been picking up the cost of mailing packages to the troops. He said the VFW crackdown was not about what's patriotic, but what's appropriate.