American Legion reopens, seeks new members, community assistance

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Stella Van Dyke Johnson American Legion Put up 795 has reopened and is trying to get aid soon after battling by way of the pandemic.

Members and their attendees are welcome as soon as once more and group activities, together with the annual Farmer’s Industry, will resume this period.

Publish 795 has proudly served the Lake Tahoe neighborhood for 75 decades but is seeking for new customers and group support.

“We urgently want new members and are wanting for neighborhood aid to assist us up grade the constructing and grounds,” stated American Legion Auxiliary President Carol Olivas. “We are hoping that by achieving out to neighborhood companies and contractors we can persuade donations of resources and labor to support with many necessary jobs which includes repaving the parking location, kitchen area and rest room updates and common developing and grounds servicing.”

The American Legion Hall was designed in the late 1940’s on land donated by the Knox-Johnson family, which impressed the legion post’s title. Again then, the corridor was the premier constructing in South Lake Tahoe and was rented out for neighborhood gatherings, this kind of as live shows, expertise shows, weddings, cake bakes and additional. In 1968, all through an epic snow calendar year, 50 % of the setting up collapsed under the excess weight of the large snow.

Around the a long time the developing has deteriorated and is in desperate have to have of renovation. Any individual intrigued in volunteering or donating supplies or products and services, ought to contact Carol Olivas at 530-544-1306 or 530-307-0132.

Put up 795 membership is open to any person who served in the United States Armed Forces considering that December 7, 1941 and was honorably discharged, however serving or has relatives associates who served.

For extra details on how to become a member of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion, you should speak to the following Publish 795 membership coordinators: American Legion, Bob St. Angelo at 775-588-1295 American Legion Auxiliary, Mary Farnham at 530-541-4532 and Sons of the American Legion, Wayne McKnight at 530-318-3358.

The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion proudly assistance and host the adhering to neighborhood programs and gatherings: Yearly Farmer’s Market place, Lake Tahoe Community College RN/LVN Scholarship and Foods Pantry, July Fourth Group Barbecue, Daughters of the American Revolution, South Tahoe Little League, local Girl Scout Troops, South Lake Tahoe Law enforcement Office K9 Program, Xmas Cheer All Year Local community Toy Drive and Toy Distribution, Barton Proficient Nursing Middle, the Most cancers League of South Lake Tahoe, Advocates for Troubled Juveniles, Food items Lender of Northern Nevada distribution, Boys and Ladies Point out, Narcotics Nameless, Vets in Counseling and coming shortly a Service Officer for recent and new veteran associates.

Post 795 also hosts local community ceremonies to celebrate and honor our veterans and to start with responders on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Working day, Patriot Working day (9-11) and Veterans Working day. This yr, a virtual ceremony will be held on Memorial Working day in coordination with our community Tv set station, Lake Tahoe Television.

The American Legion Hall is obtainable for rental for events, wedding ceremony receptions, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, retirement functions, dances, meetings, local community celebrations, concerts and other activities. For extra facts on leasing the hall, get in touch with the Facility Manager at 530-541-8788.