The American Legion Post 25 is inviting the public to attend two upcoming events as they raise money for the legion.
The American Legion building fund will host a New Year’s Eve party on Thursday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 25 at 1240 U.S. Route 22 in Washington C.H. The entertainment will be provided by Apt. B, a local band. Party favors will be provided and at the end of the celebration, biscuits and sausage gravy with cheesy potatoes will be served so no one goes home hungry. Additionally, the local cab company, 3-C Cab, will have a cab outside every 20 minutes from midnight until 1 a.m.
“All profits from this party will be donated to the American Legion building fund,” Mike Fenton, chairman of the house committee at the American Legion, said. “This fund was established in early 2015 to raise money for the maintenance and improvements to the American Legion building and the surrounding grounds. Since the inception of the building committee, it has raised the funds to repair the roof and the gutters, install a new heating system, have all the chairs recovered, purchase a new refrigerator, seal the parking lot and install new lighting on the American flag in front of the building.”
By having this separate fund outside of the operating fund, it frees up monies for the various events that the legion hosts. These events include the free veterans’ breakfast and the Needy Kids Christmas party. The American Legion urges everybody to come out on New Year’s Eve and have a good time. Pre-sale tickets are available at the American Legion for $12 or tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. For information call the legion (740) 335-4990.
“We would also invite the public to a smoked pork chop dinner on January 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.,” Fenton said. “The event will also be held at the American Legion Post 25. The dinner includes smoked pork chop or shrimp with baked potato or french fries, a salad bar, and a dessert. Coffee and iced tea are complimentary and the cost of the dinner is only $10.”
Visit the American Legion for more information.
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