Jackson Legion Post 158 gets many donations from locals

Thursday, October 23, 2003

At a recent Jackson American Legion Post 158 meeting, Ron Anderson, superintendent of the Jackson school district, gave a program on the importance of the upcoming Nov. 4 election and its ramification to the school district.

Proposition C involves the waiver of a sales tax rollback that the school district sees as its last chance before having to cut programs due to budget constraints.

It was determined by members that a Christmas party for children would be held. No date has been set yet.

Contributions to Post 158 American Legion Memorial Scholarship Fund were received from Tim and Cathy Goodman, Barbara Ann Gorski, Jack and Julia Litzelfelner, William and Erma Call, Joe and Betty Litzelfelner, all in memory of Jim Litzelfelner; Virginia, Gerald, Randy and Alex (the family) in memory of Paul Meyr; Unit 158 American Legion Auxiliary in memory of Ernest Cathcart and Harold and Betty Landgraf in memory of Ralph Walters.

Jim Nelson, public relations chair, reported there have been two major contributions to the fund in memory of two individuals, Bob Abbott and Jim Litzelfelner amounting to $1,842.65.

An article of the American Legion Constitution was changed to add the Americanism Chairman as an officer of the post.

It was reported that American Legion dances made more than $9,000 last year.

Motions were passed to provide $1,500 as corporate sponsors for the Veterans Home golf tournament and $1,500 to provide Christmas gifts for residents.

Upcoming Dates

  • Bingo will be held at the Veteran's Home Tuesday.

    Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. will be the annual church attendance for members at the First Baptist Church. Members are asked to be at church by 10:15 a.m.

    Dale Hartle was selected as parade marshal for the Tuesday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day parade. The Veterans Day program will be held at the United Methodist church from 6 to 7 p.m.; as a result the regular legion meeting was changed to 8 p.m.

    A past commanders meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.

    Commander Whitener re-ceived a video of the Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. It will be kept in the commanders office for any member's use.

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