The American Legion Post 73 in Taylorville wants to help Christian County veterans, and they need the community’s help to help the vets. That’s why they are hosting a scrap metal drive today and tomorrow.
Post 73 member Bill Yeaman says the idea came up while spending time at the post.
Last year, the drive raised about $2,000 for Christian County veterans. But that’s when metal prices were lower. Yehman says this year’s goal is 50 tons and $10,000 for area veterans. He says they will take almost any kind of metal.
The drive has already raised about 40 tons of metal this year. Yeaman says the cutoff for this year’s drive is Saturday at 4 p.m. If you have any scrap metal you would like to get rid of and donate, the collection site is at the corner of Webster and Market Streets in Taylorville.