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American Legion plans events to help children of veterans
by Steve Beavers
Nov 07, 2013 | 16 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
American Legion Post 6 and its auxiliaries are working to make Christmas brighter for the children of local veterans.

Post 6 along with the Legion Auxiliary, Legion Riders and Sons of the American Legion have a busy few days scheduled, starting Saturday with a freedom ride and market.

"All proceeds from Saturday's events will go toward providing Christmas for those families," said auxiliary president Tina Hurst. "With all the cutbacks happening in the country, it seems servicemen are the ones who feel the pinch the most."

Vendors dealing in crafts, leather, jewelry, clothes and T-shirts have all committed to the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. day of fun.

"Any vendor who wants to come is welcome," said Hurst. "There is no registration fee."

Music by Love Brooklyn, Paige Johnston and a couple of gospel groups will serve as the entertainment.

Sign up for the 100-plus mile freedom ride begins at 9 a.m. Kick Stands Up is slated for 11 a.m.

Boston Butts will also be sold during the day, according to Hurst. Whole butts, cooked by IBEW, will be sold for $25. There will be no carry out plates or dining at the legion building this year.

Boston Butts can be pre-ordered by calling Gary Briggs at 662-415-2890.

"The butts should all be ready to pick up by 10 a.m.," said Hurst.

Post 6 also has a big day planned for Monday. Legion members will be busy cooking stew on Sunday to be served Monday immediately following the Veterans Day Parade which gets rolling through downtown at 10 a.m. Lineup for the parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

Stew can be purchased for $5 a quartet or $20 per gallon.

"The auxiliary will be having a bake sale in conjunction with the stew," added Hurst.

For more information about the Veteran Day events at Post 6 contact Tommy Watson at 662-415-9017 or Tina Hurst at 662-415-9938.

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