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Legion to hold scholarship fund drive

April 26, 2013 · Updated 12:00 PM

Each year at this time, the America Legion reaches out to the community (businesses and individuals) requesting a contribution of $25 for the continued funding of the organization’s scholarships.

They will post an 8” by 10” poster, acknowledging each individual contributor and an 8” by 10” ad for each business contributor that supports graduates.

These acknowledgements remain posted for one year and are seen by all who visit the legion throughout the year.

There are four scholarships supported by this fund: the Sally Hart Memorial Scholarship (established in 1964), the Mid Flarerty Memorial Scholarship (established in 1981), the Lar Vern Key Memorial Scholarship (established in 1991), and the American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship (established in 2007).

“Thanks to your generosity we have been able to award one to three more scholarships in addition to those mentioned above,” say organizers. “The community has been very supportive of our scholarship fundraising in the past and it is our hope that continues in 2013.”

Make checks payable to the American Legion Auxiliary and send to the attention of Judi Resch/Eloise Monson, American Legion Post #93, 793 Crescent Beach Dr., Eastsound WA 98245. You may also bring your donations to the post; it is open at 4 p.m. daily.  If you are a new business contributor or an existing business contributor with a new business card, enclose the business card(s) with your donation. These will be enlarged to the 8” by 10” ad.

For more information, contact Judi Resch at 376-4069 or Eloise Monson at 376-4510.

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