American Legion Post 36

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 1:00pm

The big news this week is that we will be starting our Legion breakfasts on Sunday, June 14 from 7 to 9 a.m. We have had to significantly modify our processes and procedures to ensure that we comply with the Governors Emergency Executive Orders. Our Breakfast Team feels confident we can provide our always wonderful breakfasts and still provide the camaraderie we always enjoy while maintaining appropriate social distancing. If the weather cooperates, we will even have picnic tables outside to enjoy our breakfast in the great outdoors. One of the major issues with being able to meet the requirements of the Governor’s order and still provide an enjoyable breakfast is that it takes more volunteers. So, if anyone (doesn’t have to be a Legion member) thinks they would like to join our team twice a month, we would sure appreciate your help. Please contact me (751-5672 or if you are interested.

The upgrades to the Hall continue, but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Last week, the picture hanging rail was installed around the perimeter of the Hall, thus allowing us to hang pictures easily without putting holes in the wall. This entire effort was led by Suzanne Harmon and assisted by Jennifer Hargreaves, Chris Armstead, and Ross Ragan. The new air conditioners are operational. This week the new sound system is being installed. And thanks to Brian Barter and his young side kick, Nick Giles, we have new gravel all around the Hall. Brian, not a member of the Legion but dedicated to our mission, donated his time as did Nick. Thank you Brian and Nick!

The Sons of the Legion received four new trailers to support the Veterans Emergency Temporary Shelter (VETS) program. These trailers were built to Ed Harmon’s specifications so that Ed and his team can arrange the inside of the trailer to be wheelchair accessible. Ed continues to receive donations from both industry and individuals to enable converting these utility trailers to temporary shelters for homeless veterans. The Maine Bureau of Veterans Services Homeless Coordinator is anxious to have these trailers available. Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to: Squadron 36, P.O. Box 874, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

To support the financing of the VETS, a raffle is being held. Thanks to Sara Fahnley, a handmade poppy quilt is being raffled at $5 per ticket. And, thanks to Patty Minerich, two of these raffle tickets are included with a poppy mask for just $10. Soon, there will be a 4th of July mask theme available. You can find these mask/raffle ticket packages at Hawke Motors, Coastal Maine Popcorn, and Farm 23. The drawing for the quilt will be held on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Please call the Hall (633- 4487) if you know of a veteran family in need during this difficult time.