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Thanks for a record sale season for American Legion


Here we are again at the end of our sale season as we come to the community to thank everyone for a fantastic thirteen-week run at the VET Center. Our American Legion Post appreciates everybody has who stopped by and shopped with us during our sale. Although it seemed like a very long stretch for those of us who worked every week to gather and prepare all the treasures that we had for sale, the time flew by as we greeted many of the same people on a weekly basis. With all the community support, our sales set a record this year, bypassing our best year by a vast amount.

As of now, we ask that you refrain from any more drop-offs as we are totally packed up and all the merchandise is ready to be shipped to GOODWILL. That should happen in the next few days.

A very special thanks goes out to all the community members who donated many very serviceable items, which we offered for sale. Without those ongoing donations, we couldn’t continue the sale.

For those of you who consider donating, we accept just about any serviceable item for the sale. Our season begins the first of April and runs through the end of August. We require a phone call to either of our numbers so that we can accept all donations as they arrive. That way we can make sure any of your donated treasures aren’t damaged by the weather. Those numbers are 509-771-5796 for Jim, and 509-846-3762 for John.

I need to specifically thank all the volunteers who have given their time freely and helped keep the tables straightened up and full of the items that were there for the picking. Without the volunteers we could not remain open.

Lastly, I want to thank all the members who tirelessly showed up week after week to help us accomplish our goals. That goal is to continue to help those Vets who are in need. We also are continuing to sponsor our scholarship fund, which allowed us to award two scholarships to graduating seniors from local area schools. We continue to support the Isle of Flags in numerous ways, including the storage of all the flags for the event. We continue to sponsor a local Cub Scout Pack. The pack holds its meetings in our facility.

Don’t forget, the hall is available for all your grand occasions. Join us for our Veterans Day breakfast in November, where all the proceeds go toward our scholarship fund for graduating seniors in the area. Don’t forget the Memorial Day breakfast in May 2020.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we will be back next year. We are contemplating some changes to the sale, but we will let you all know when the time comes.

Jim Brakebill, Commander, American Legion Post 157

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