Veterans Corner: Government experience for high school juniors

The American Legion Department of Washington conducts Evergreen Boys State for high school juniors June 18-24.

The program offers juniors an opportunity to come together in constructing local, county and state governments while developing lifelong friendships and having fun. They run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws, experience how government works and get inspired by guest speakers.

To learn more about the program, go to www.EvergreenBoysState.org.

Call Commander Carl (775-1477) at Post 62 in Sequim if you have questions. The Post is the sponsor and will help with application and costs.

Daughters chapter sets tea date

The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution holds its annual George Washington Tea at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St. in Port Angeles.

Awards will be presented to the Outstanding Female NJROTC Cadet, the American History Essay Winner and the Conservation and Community Service winners.

The guest speaker is Vern Frykholm of Sequim, who will portray Gen. George Washington.

If you think you have an American Revolution ancestor and would like information on how to join the chapter, contact registrar Joyce Stroeher at n7jpw@juno.com or 417-3054.

Aid the attic

Sarge’s Attic, a secondhand store associated with Sarge’s Place in Forks, is working on insulating the attic. The store has no insulation in the ceiling and is very cold for workers and customers. They need about 10 rolls of 2-foot paper-backed insulation.

You can donate $50 a roll ($44 plus tax each) by going to SargesAttic@gmail.com and use PayPal, send a check to Sarge’s Place, 250 Ash Ave., Forks, WA 98331, or donate the insulation directly.

This store provides training, jobs and income to feed the residents of Sarge’s Place and Camp Sol Duc.

Officers and the CAP

The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its Feb. 11 meeting at the Bell Creek Bar &Grill, 707 E. Washington St. in Sequim, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The program will be the Civil Air Patrol. Lunch will be your choice off the menu. Please RSVP to me at cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com.

Blessings

Thanks to all who donated during the 2016 Toys For Tots drive conducted by the Mt. Olympus Chapter of the Marine Corps League.

Chairman Steve Deutermann reports that 3,188 children in Clallam County received 7,688 toys. This was a record year. All is on track to conduct the drive again this year. Thank you!

Contributors: DAR, Janis Flanagan, jflanagan1034@comcast.net; American Legion, Carl Bradshaw, thbkdragon@yahoo.com; MOAA, Lorri Gilchrist, cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, marana@tfon.com; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, eletteor@msn.com; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold, martinarnold2001@yahoo.com.

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