tory by Lourice Angie
The Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post #1443 in Greenwood Lake, located at 40 Mountain Lakes Ln. in Greenwood Lake, held their annual BBQ on Tues., Jul. 4.
There are many ways to demonstrate patriotism such as waving the flag, marching in a parade, demonstrating love of country, or serving in defense of country. The veterans of Post #1443 not only demonstrated their patriotism but also showed support for the youth in the community.
Gerry Brewer, the commander of Post #1443, organized a special presentation at the annual BBQ. Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer and G.L. Police Detective Sergeant Adam Eirand were invited to personally accept a check in the amount of $5,000 for the Greenwood Lake Coalition.
Brewer applauded the efforts of the Village and all of the work at the Teen Center saying, “At American Legion #1443, we enjoy supporting the Village and giving back to the community. This is what we are all about.”
Mayor Dwyer expressed his thanks to the Post #1443, the Auxiliary and Police saying, “You guys are vital components of our community. We are so gratef to have this check to support the Village’s Coalition Teen Center and all the efforts we put into working with our youth and working with our local Police Department and preserving the future of the kids in this community. Thank you all for your support.”
Brewer gave special thanks to Max Dieber, the commander of the Sons of the Legion, for cooking and to the Sons for their help setting up. He also thanked Joe Mazur for his support in running the 300 club and helping make the annual BBQ a successful event, all the Legion members, the Greenwood Lake Auxiliary for all of their help, and the guests who attended to support the post.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to Post #1443 can call 477-2193 or visit www.legion.org.
About The Greenwood Lake Coalition
The Greenwood Lake Coalition is a volunteer-led organization that strives to make the health and safety of the youth in the community safer. Their goal is to create a healthy environment for youth in the community and to help them remain abstinent from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The Coalition is responsible for running the Open Gym Night and the Teen Center. In addition, they host educational forums for parents and kids alike, including Stairway to Heroin.
For more information about the Coalition call 477-9215, visit www.villageofgreenwoodlake.org or visit their facebook page.