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Local American Legion To Help Benefit Danville And Quincy VA Hospitals

American Legion Auxiliary 8th Annual Veteran's Benefit and Poker Run this Saturday, August 27th. All proceeds from this event benefit the residents at Danville and Quincy VA Hosptials. Sign up is a the Thunderbird Lounge in Hewitville from 10a-12p on Saturday - the run will leave right at noon and stop at the Other Bar in Morrisonville, The Silver Dollar in Farmersville, Rocki's in Auburn and Rumor's in Bulpitt. The run will end at the American Legion Hall at 110 W. Franklin St. in Taylorville. There will be a raffle, 50/50 drawing and an Auction. T-shirts and hats will also be available. As with years past, veteran recognition is an important part of this event. All vehicle types are welcome to participate. Food will be available along the route as well as at the Legion afterward.

"We're ready", says Holly Beard, Auxiliary President. "Stops are set up, food is arranged, prizes and auction items are all lined up and we're set for a fun day", she adds. This event is the longest running event of it's type out of Taylorville. The first year, only 30 participants signed up for the run. At the 7th annual there were 170 people signed up. The Auxiliary is hoping to top that at the 8th annual this year.

"It's such a patriotic event with flags flying and veterans helping veterans." says Julie Pearson, Unit Secretary Treasurer.. "It's a real chance do something positive and to contribute to our guys at Danville and Quincy", she adds.

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