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American Legion Post 487
Post History (2)
1921
April...First regular meeting was held April 20, 1921.  It was voted to buy a Yale lock with key for every member. Arrangement were made for Memorial day, and the post decided to attend in a body in uniform.  Arrangements were made for gravemarkers.  A committee was appointed to care for impoverished veterans. May...Post Constitution was adopted May 4,1921.  Wm Hurley was appointed manager of the first baseball team sponsored by the post.  June...Windfield poince visited the meeting on June 22, and ask aid in locating the whereabouts of his son's grave.  Sent $5.00 donation for decoration of overseas graves.  July...Fifty cennts was contributed to H.S Arnold restaurant (now herr's) for a meal that has been given to a strange ex-serviceman.  The first dance was held to raise funds.
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1922
March...Commander authorized to rent hall as he saw fit except saturday and meeting night.  April...Bid of $1.50 per week was accepted for a janitor. December...Raised money for erectionof showers and dressing room for gymnasium by putting on a show and assessing every member $.50.  Held a rabbit supper.
1923
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1924
January...meeting nights were changed.  September...Changed quarters to a hall over what is now Dickey's cleaners.  October...A dance was held for fund raising.  December...Post bought $25.00 worth of gymnasium stock.  Purchased two coal stoves at $10.00 each for the gym.  Raffled off a Ford Roadster.
1925
January... Made a donation for the erection of a memorial at O.S.S.O. Xenia.  February...Gave boy Scouts use of hall.  May...Paid two dollars each to Virginia Coate, Marian Arnold and Alice Aldrich for selling poppies.  Presented a flag to the civic club.  Dues raised from $2.00 to $4.00 per year.
1926
April...Bought flag for village flagpole.  Sold street flags to the public.  May...paid Girl Scouts 20% of gross poppy sales for selling them.   Had crosses at cemetery painted.  December... Pledged $25.00 for purpose of bringing natural gas to village.
1927
January... Purchased a bugle and two grave markers.  may...Bought twenty caps for members.  (uniform had not been adpoted yet).   August...Voted to send Post Colors to paris, france, to be carried in the National covention parade on September, 18 1927.  Clark Mote and Russell Niles attended this convention. October...Decided not to install gas in legion hall.  reason, too exspensive.  At the meeting of October. 17, 1927, there was not sufficiant money in the treasury to pay the bills.  A collection was taken, which amounted to $2.04.
1928
April...Krag rifles purchased for firing squad.  Made the school award with a public presentation.  Mcnutt spoke in West Milton at county meeting,  later in the same year was elected National Commander. May...Dues lowered to $2.00.  November...Letter of congratulation sent to Nation Commander Mcnutt.  Planned a girls' play.  Tickets sold at .$25 and $.35.  Voted to send $5.00 Christmas basket to sick member.  Legion hall was broken into.
1929
January...Framed a Distingushed Service award.  February...Bought school medals early and placed on exibition.  Obtained Mayor's proclomation concerning Legion Birthday.  March...Organized the Auxiliary here which was chartered March 4, 1929.  Sent resolution to the state legislation.  September...Planned Halloweenparty with Auxiliary, Legion to foot the bill.  Raised dues to $4.50 after dept. raise of $.50.  Gave a vote of thanks to R Niles and H. Willoughby for work on Jr. baseball team.  November...Held a stag party on night of Armistice day.
1930
January...Collected magazines and took to Soilders' Home. March...helped Auxiliary with a card party at gym.  Chanced of a Flag.  April...Post helped on a survey for the relief fund.  May...Decided to hold memorial day services at the cemetery for the first time.  Services were held in the churches previously.  September...Gas was installed in meeting hall.  October...Purchased new chairs for the hall.  Co-sponsored Halloween town celebration with civic club. November...A card party was held as entertainment.  December...Set up a distress fund for two needy Veterans.
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