Our Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 held a hot dog give away at the Fort Scott Wal-Mart on July 4th. Shoppers were offered a free hot dog, bag of chips and drink as they left Wal-Mart.
Post members donated the food items, cooked the dogs and greeted the shoppers. The weather cooperated until 1 pm when we closed down early to avoid an incoming rain storm. However, we were able to hand out 86 hot dogs, chips and drinks from 11 am – 1 pm.
In addition to reminding the community of the existence of an American Legion Post in Fort Scott, we had several shoppers show an interest in the joining the Legion, Ladies Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion Squadron.
We also received $300 in donations, half of which was designated for the Post’s Legion baseball team and the other half will be used for next year’s Boys or Girls State program.
Legion family members in the event were Legionnaires Marvin Taylor, Marilyn Matthews, Skipper Brown, Carl Jowers, Deb Lust, Earl Adams and Darrell Spencer who also served as grillmeister extraordinaire. Auxiliary members Sylvia Norris and Tanya Lowe and SAL Squadron members Mike Johnson and Scott Norris were also present handing out the dogs and chips.
Incoming VFW Post 1165 Commander Deb Lust also assisted us with the hot dog give away, making this truly a combined organizational Veterans event.
A good time was had by all.
Submitted by Carl Jowers, Post 25 Commander.