FAIRBORN — The American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526 is preparing to close its facility doors at 526 Legion Lane in early June and will be hosting a “going out of business sale” Monday, April 24 through Saturday, April 29.
From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, all items, such as commercial kitchen equipment, utensils, tables, chairs, televisions and a number of treasures, including a large display case, will be for sale.
The sale also includes 250 chair covers suitable for weddings. Attendees are invited to take what they need or want for $3 each. The kitchen will additionally be open during the sale.
The Post would also like to advise all Post 526 members, as well as Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion, to provide a valid email address if they are not currently receiving the Post newsletter and announcements via email. Individuals should email their address to Legionpost526@yahoo.com or to Chiefknaub@aol.com.
For more information contact, Chuck Knaub at 937-878-3831. While Post 526 will soon be without a home, it will not disband. It will instead meet in varying other community locations, such as the Fairborn Senior Center. Knaub said it will work toward establishing a smaller facility upon regrouping in the future.
The American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526 was born 94 years ago and stays involved in the Fairborn community. It hosts the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day events, places flags on top of graves belonging to veterans in local cemeteries, volunteers members to perform funeral ceremonies when a local veteran passes, provides a color guard and firing squad at civic events, points individuals in the right direction when wishing to utilize veteran benefits, awards local ROTC students on an annual basis and properly disposes of worn flags, among others.
Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers. Information courtesy of the American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526.