Dear Editor, Over the past year or so, I have been glad to see calls to support our local Legion. As both the granddaughter and daughter of former veterans, and now the mother of a lieutenant colonel, I am very aware of the incredible contribution the Legion makes not only to veterans, but also to the wider community.
When calls to support the Legion go out, most people don't know how to do so, other than to become a member, which not everyone wishes to do.
However, little mention is ever made of supporting the Legion by attending to enjoy all the wonderful, free entertainment available at our local branch on the weekends. And you don't need to be a member to attend.
On Fridays there is an old time dance, 5-8 p.m. After that, any number of musicians gather to jam.
Again on Saturday evening, member musicians welcome newcomers to attend and jam.
On Sunday, at 3 p.m., there are musicians who jam for a couple of hours, and then karaoke is set up for anyone who wants to exercise their lungs and vocal cords. Music genres can be anything from country and western, to rock and roll or blues, or jazz, or whatever visiting musicians want to sing or play.
All the entertainment is provided by volunteers, and all they need to be happy is an audience wanting to either participate or just enjoy the fun.
And if you're hungry, you can order a pizza to be delivered.
So if you're an adult who is tired of sitting at home watching re-runs, here is a great opportunity to both have some fun and support our local Legion. Just drop by at 20570 56th Ave., and ring the buzzer and come upstairs to listen or play or sing along.
I guarantee it doesn't hurt a bit to support the Legion this way.
Lisa A. Hatton
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