The Albert R. Atkinson, Jr., American Legion Post in Doylestown PA, Post 210, has several fund raisers each year. The Legion is always appreciative of the support it receives from the community.
There are several fundraisers in the near future and you may want to consider one, some or all of them. The Legion hall is located at 315 North Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.
An all you can eat Spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (or until sold out). The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, garlic bread and desert. Coffee, tea and milk will also be served.
Adults and takeout are $8.00, Children (6-12) are $4.00, under 6 are free.
The Legion will also be selling tickets for a ham raffle at the Doylestown State Liquor Store at 132 Veterans Lane on two consecutive weekends in March, the 15th and 16th and the 22nd and 23rd.
The semi-annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday April 14th, 2013 from 7:30 AM until 1:00 PM.
It will be held at the American Legion Post Home at 315 North Street in Doylestown, PA 18901.
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea will be served.
Cost is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 4-12 years of age. Please come and help support this great Veterans organization.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on the grounds of Font Hill on March 23rd at 1PM. There is no cost for this event.
The local American Legion Post 210 was established in 1919 and is active in community activities. The post is named after a Doylestown resident who perished on the battlefield in France during World War I. The organization promotes civic duty, patriotism and citizenship.
At one time, the Post hosted carnivals for the residents of Doylestown from the 1940s until the 1970s. It also was the place to be with its Saturday dances, turkey dinners at Thanksgiving and occasional pancake breakfasts.
The Legion also sponsors scholarships for local high schools. The post also is a big part of the annual Doylestown Memorial parade and hosts a luncheon each year after the parade on its grounds.
The Post also collects old worn and torn flags throughout the year and hosts a flag retirement ceremony to properly dispose of the flags. There is a box outside of the building to bring your flags. Like all of the Veterans organizations in the area, the community is very important to them and the many things done by these organizations are sometimes overlooked.
So, if you see a veteran sitting in the cold selling raffle tickets or helping children at an Easter egg hunt or other activity, feel free to say thank you or help financially in some way to keep this great organization going. It will be appreciated. To inquire about any activities or how to become a member or visit http://www.legion.org/ or call 215-345-4170.