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Lynda Roberts

Branch 142, Dunnville

22 September 2013 - Issue #39

Fall Turkey Raffle to take place October 4th

     Sadly at this writing, the kids’ skate-park has not yet reached fruition and we have found it necessary to fence off our newly reconstructed Veterans’ Memorial due to the disrespect of a few of our local youth who are choosing to misuse the new marble cross as a bike ramp and late night performance venue. This is your Legion – a living memorial within itself, containing a place of solemn dignity where we can quietly give thanks and preserve the memory of the heroes, many of whom would be your grandfathers and great grandfathers, who gave us the freedom that we enjoy today. It seems that every year I have to write an article reminding people that this is NOT an area designated for your dog’s relief; hence the removal of the grass. Letters being taken from our events notice board. The theft of ‘no smoking’ signs posted on our premises. The patience shown by our President Garry Frost has been admirable and realizes that the Legion is not alone with many of these concerns; however, the blatant disrespect that is being displayed regarding our Veterans’ Memorial has tipped the scale. Don’t forget, our premises are ‘monitored’ so all the Evel Knievel daredevils and bungling burglars out there, please remember to smile – you’re on camera!

         Legion Week was another great success and there was a good turnout of Veterans at their annual Legion Week Dinner where they were served a melt-in-your-mouth roast beef dinner by the new Ladies’ Auxiliary Kitchen Convener, Darlene Maciewicz and her crew.  Men’s/Ladies Night was fun as usual featuring Dave Burden and the week was topped off with another of our great Perch Dinners. I hope you were able to participate in all the events and don’t forget to get your tickets for the Neil Diamond Tribute this Saturday, the 28th. Our Fall Turkey Raffle is coming up on Friday, October 4th. It’s always a nice way to kick-off the fall season, so come on in. The Perch Dinner in October, will be held on Friday, October 25th.

Lynda Roberts, lynda.roberts243@gmail.com  
Public Relations Officer  
Branch 142, Dunnville