To the Editor:
In a recent issue of The Argus, information accompanied a picture of the winners of the Junior Club Tournament at Ma Cal Grove. A correction on what American Legion post provided the recognition medals is in order.
I want to tell you and your readers that Loveless-Eikens American Legion Post #191, Caledonia, provided the recognition to these youths, as it has for several decades.
Children and youth are one of the Four Pillars of Service of the American Legion. Post 191 has made significant contributions to support several programs that fall under the children and youth programs, not just junior golf.
Loveless-Eikens American Legion Post #191 not only sponsors Cub Scout Pack 51 and Boy Scout Troop #51, Post 191 is a significant provider of funds for both local organizations.
American Legion baseball has been offered in Caledonia for over 40 years thanks to the athletes, coaches and the members of Loveless-Eikens American Legion Post #191.
Post #191 was a major donor to the 2013 Caledonia High School Yearbook. The 4-H Farm Safety Program was a beneficiary of American Legion Post #191’s generosity.
Among other programs for youth and children, Loveless-Eikens American Legion Post #191 promised $10,000 for the new aquatic center. The current pool was a centerpiece of Post #191’s charitable gambling fundraising efforts back in the 1950s. The name of Veterans Memorial Field, Caledonia, honors the generosity to children and youth programs of Post #191 as well as Houston County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3833, Caledonia.
One of the Post #191’s proudest achievements has been the donation of tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships to our graduating seniors over the years.
Thank you for the opportunity to make your readers aware of the beneficial service by veterans to youth and children in the Caledonia area by Post #191.
Tom Murphy, Commander
Loveless-Eikens American Legion Post #191