DENTON — American Legion Post 29 hosted their 33rd Craft Show this past weekend, Nov. 2 and 3. Serving a lunch of crab, vegetable, and chicken noodle soups and chili, a bake table also accompanied the offerings for sale. Several craft vendors offered a unique array of wares including hand made wooden signs, crotched Christmas stockings, jewelry, wreaths and more. Tables filled with donated items fo the silent auction were also part of the fundraiser to support U.S. troops and the community.
“Everyone worked very hard to make our 33rd year craft show another success. All funds are to help our veterans and community programs,” said Joanne Weis past and present coordinator of the event.
The silent auction was pulled together by member Jenny Gellen with many donations from the community including a bountiful harvest basket from Clayton Farms and a pre-lit and decorated table top Christmas tree.
Rick Breeding won the raffle for a fire pit.
Events such as this one are very important to help raise funds to support the various community involvement projects the Legion helps with, said Auxiliary member Wanda Ireland. Adding, the Legion is looking for new members to join their organization, to help continue these efforts in helping the community.
New members are encouraged to apply, and due to the passage of the Legion Act, Congress has corrected the eligibility dates to cover all honorable active service in the US Armed Forces since December 7, 1941. This covers service during times of multiple conflicts and recognizes Cold War service and encompasses Lebanon/Grenada, Panama, and the Gulf War/War on Terrorism, Aug. 2, 1990 – present.
For more information visit Post 29 at 9238 Legion Road, Denton or call 410-479-2708.