Ralph D. Cole, Post 3
American Legion Findlay Post 3
On February 27, 2016, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Son's of the American Legion, District 1, Post 003, hosted a Designer Purse Bingo as a fundraiser with half the proceeds to go to Flag City Honor Flight.
Designer Purse bingo is this……you play bingo and the winner gets a designer purse. Some brands of purses are Coach, Kate Spade, Dooney & Burke, and Michael Kors. We got donations from local businesses to help with consolation prizes and for the gift cards that went with the Red Hot Purse Raffle which is a designer purse and matching wallet with some gift cards for a value of $800-$1000. We sold raffle tickets for that. We also sold 50/50 tickets and we had items all donated for raffle baskets too.
At the end of the night……….we donated $5000 to the Flag City Honor Flight. If you aren't familiar with Honor Flight…it is 100% funded by community donations. It costs $1000 to send one veteran to the memorial in DC. The next tour is in June 2016.
A great big thank you to all those volunteers that helped worked the floor that night and to all those that donated gift cards, food, raffle items, and their time. It couldn't have been a success without every one's cooperation. We are truly grateful for each and every one - -the veterans that will get to go due to this will be grateful too. THANK YOU!
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American Legion Auxiliary - Post 003, Findlay Ohio
In December 2015, we collected items to take to the Toledo CBOC facility. Items such as pens, envelopes, Christmas cards, food, drink mixes, gum, hats, gloves, socks, etc… the list is endless. In cooperation with the American Red Cross of Findlay who donated what they could not send overseas to the troops, we gladly took to Toledo. .