MALMO – Malmo American Legion Post 232 again honored Pearl Harbor Day with a gathering and soup supper.
The annual Dec. 7 event was held last Friday at the Legion Hall.
Post 232 Commander Don Proett said this get-together to commemorate the 1941 attack has been a long-standing tradition, so long that he couldn’t remember how many years it has been taking place.
“It’s been a lot of years,” Proett said.
He said the basic formula over the years has remained the same. Chicken noodle serves as the soup of the evening, followed by a raffle and the Ladies Auxiliary’s Cake Walk to help raise money.
“It’s a community fundraiser,” Proett said.
This year, rather than simply selling tickets with difficult to read numbers, they sold cards from one deck and draw cards from a second deck. Whoever purchased the same card as the one drawn got to choose a cake from a large selection provide by the Auxiliary.
“It’s the main part of the fundraiser every year,” Proett said.
He said that while Post 232 is fairly small, with only about 27 members, they get plenty of outside help for their activities. The Sons of American Legion in Weston help with the Pearl Harbor Day every year.