Over 200 people at American Legion barbecue Saturday

Monday, July 17, 2017

Service Officer Russ Greaby flipping burgers for vets
Photo by Jerry Pickard
Text and photos by Jerry Pickard

Service Officer Russ Greaby and Asst. Adjutant Jerry Pickard cooked burgers and hot dogs throughout the annual barbecue for the American Legion Post 227 on Saturday.

Over 200 people attended during the course of the event.

Diners sat at inside tables or enjoyed the warm weather under canopies outside.

There was a raffle, announced by 2nd Vice Commander Larry Fischer.

Past Commander R. B. White, Leah Setala,
and 1st Vice Commander Raymond Coffey.
Five year old Symphony, whose parents are members of Post 127 in Bothell, sang the National Anthem to the delight of all and started the meeting.

Vickie Bowles of Pasco played her trumpet and sang patriotic songs   during the meal.

Chaplin Debbie Maund gave a presentation on Service Related Diseases that veterans commonly contract due to exposure to war chemicals, such as Agent Orange and spent uranium munitions.

Mrs. Leah Setala was presented with the "2017 Life Changer Award" for her work with children at St. Luke's School in Shoreline and her work at St. Francis House in downtown Seattle.


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