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For the 13 members of the men’s and ladies’ Evanston’s VFW Post 7186, it was hard to tell who was more blessed – the givers or the receivers, said Priscilla Giles, one of the members. Post 7186 broke up what could have been a monotonous day for veterans of Great Lakes with Bingo games, snacks, gifts – toiletries, socks, games, activity books – and good conversation.  The veterans “gave overwhelming thanks and gratitude, telling us how much we were appreciated,” said Ms. Giles.