COARSEGOLD — As we all know, there are many deployed and active duty men and women serving our country that won’t be able to be home for Christmas. For them, and all U.S. Veterans, past and present, the American Legion Post #110 Oakhurst Auxiliary is sponsoring a community Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Coarsegold Community Center from 5 to 8 p.m.
A full line-up of food and fun activities is planned for everyone, every age, and especially veterans, whether it’s rain, snow, or sun. Bring a veteran you know and help honor those who have given so much to defend us. There will be a Santa’s Workshop where children are encouraged to create lovely Christmas cards to be sent to veterans overseas, and also a craft to take home as a gift for someone special, and the chance to even decorate a gingerbread house!
The Yosemite High School Jazz Ensemble will provide entertainment along with DJs Tom and Dee who will spin Christmas music and give instruction for some line dancing. We’ll have local dancers, and raffle drawings every half-hour, along with soup, beverages, and cookies available. Don’t miss the photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus. We’ve covered it all!
The American Legion has been supporting and helping veterans since 1919 with many programs and activities, and providing information on assistance. The American Legion Auxiliary supports the Legion with mutual involvement in veteran and community activities, including local scholarships, Boys and Girls State, Fisher House for families of hospitalized veterans, and many other advocacies for veterans and community.
The American Legion’s success depends solely on its members and volunteers. We are hoping you will enjoy the festivities we have planned and may your thoughts be with our veterans. Donations of any denomination are greatly appreciated. Locally, six or more “care packages” per month are sent out to those deployed, and a list of useful items for these packages can be found in the flyer included here. Please join us in this special Christmas tribute to our veterans.
Melody DeWolf is the Second Vice President of American Legion Post #110 Auxiliary