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Welcome Comrades,,

I’m sorry I have been so lax on updating this column, but writing was never my strong suit. I’ll try to update more frequently from now on. The way our organization is growing and becoming more popular, it is a must to have an up to date web site.

Our Fourth of July parade was cancelled this year because of rain. This was the first time in 28 years that the parade had to be cancelled. We may have it on Saturday, July 11; but that will be decided at our meeting tomorrow if we can find a consensus among the participants.

The rain may have washed out the parade but it didn’t affect our annual member’s picnic. Although we stated the festivities in the rain, it cleared up in the afternoon and everyone had a great time. There was a nice crowd here that enjoyed some great food and games. I have to give a big thank you to some of our members who donated their time to making this event the success it was. First, the guys who made sure the grounds were looking good by cutting grass and clean up. With all the rain this past week, they took advantage of a break in weather to get the work done. Thanks to Ron, Bill, Ed, Dave and his sons, and Lenny. The crew manning the kitchen during the picnic was Dave, Luke, Steve, Jim, JW, Spanky, Frank and his son, and others who pitched in from time to time. I am truly sorry if I missed anyone, but rest assured we all appreciate your efforts.

We will be hosting some veterans from the VA hospital on Friday, July 24th. We are planning a picnic for them at our upper pavilion where we will treat them to hot dogs and hamburgs, potato salad and other picnic style food. Carole from JT & Carole DJ’s will provide music and we expect a visit from Carl to sing some of the vet’s favorite songs. The vets really look forward to and enjoy these parties as they get to socialize for a while outside of the VA. If you have some spare time, please drop by and say hello to some real heroes. The picnic lasts from 11:00AM to around 3:00pm.

That’s all I have for now, here’s wishing you all the best of health.

John Columbo
CDR, American Legion
Mountain Post 781

Commander781@frontier.com

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