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Natoma American Legion Receives Financial Help in Restoration

Natoma American Legion Auxiliary Western Electric GrantAmerican Legion Hall Restoration Phase II in Natoma continues with additional financial assistance from Western Cooperative Electric in their 75th year for rural electric and in the 100th year of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.

The grant from Western Cooperative and CoBank was presented with little fanfare due to the coronavirus. Yet, several members gathered to applaud Nolan Numrich (far left), Member Service Manager, as he presented checks to Laah Tucker, Arielle McLarty, Post Commander William Workman, Linda Crawford, Terry Tucker, Shawna Dunlap and Mary Murphy.

Transforming a former World War II Walker Army Air Corps Base barrack for B-29 pilots gives credence to the generosity of the American spirit through Kansas organizations and businesses coming together in supporting noble projects to better the lives of others. In addition to the Western Cooperative Electric grant, the restoration continues with grants from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Osborne County Community Foundation, and the McFadden Family Charitable and Sarver Family Charitable Trusts.

Restoration is under the direction of Thomas J. Hogan Post 109 Commander William Workman with hands on help from Terry Tucker, Ron Murphy, Alvin Boedeker, Roy Hockett, David Kertz, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 109 members and volunteers. For God and country, the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary continue to lift veterans and active military around the world.

(Story and photo courtesy Laah Tucker, Unit 109 President.)

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