AMERICAN LEGION NEWS

The Post Home in Mercury was the scene on the annual fish fry hosted by the Howard Kilmer Post 510 of the American Legion and Auxiliary on Saturday, Oct. 14. An evening of entertainment and good food was enjoyed by 50 plus members and friends. Special guests for the evening were Howard and Sandy Wagner of Priddy, 21st District Commander and Auxiliary President and Opal and Jim Wright of Bangs. Mrs. Wright is 21st District Auxiliary vice president. Providing the music for the evening were Tom Bishop and Louis Kimbrough of Rochelle, Buddy Dadds of Brady, Wimpy Short of Lohn and Pauline Longley of San Saba. Commander Tony Long and President Fay Knutson gratefully extend their appreciation to the band and to all friends and members who attended the event. Louise Long and Lynda Wagner were hostesses for the October meetings held on October 10 at the Post Home. They served a delicious meal of lasagna, salad and dessert to 17 members. Commander Long and President Knutson presided over the business meetings. The Legion made plans to meet at Wal-Mart on Oct. 28 to sell raffle tickets for the Wal-Mart Shopping Spree to be held on Dec. 9. The legion will be giving away three gift certificates in the amount of $300, $150 and $50. Chances may be obtained for a donation of $1 each or six for $5. The proceeds will benefit their programs for veterans and youth. Sadie Kilmer, a member of the Department Cancer Research committee representing the fourth division, gave a report on the DEC meeting held in Austin on Sept. 21-24. She also reported that a beautiful hand painted quilt box would be raffled off in July 2001 to benefit the Cancer Research fund. Nancy Lane of Brady hand-painted the box and donated it to Mrs. Kilmer and her committee to benefit this worthwhile program. Chances may be obtained from Mrs. Kilmer for a donation of $1 each and six for $5. Mrs. Kilmer also spoke on the importance of all eligible Americans voting in the upcoming Nov. 7 election. The Legion and Auxiliary will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Post Home. Turkey and dressing will be provided and members and guests are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. The public is invited to attend. The next regularly scheduled meetings will be held Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. with the social hour beginning at 6 p.m.

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