Legion and Depot

Volunteers who constructed the American Legion’s new deck include, from left, Clay Riddle, Mark Husky, Tom Furman, Randy Lancaster, Greg-Alan Hill, Katie Abercrombie, Kentrell Southern, Sherri Sells, Jessica Runions and Wade Pendergrass.

The American Legion received a $3,000 grant from Home Depot to build a ramp and deck on the back of the Legion Hall which will make it fully handicapped accessible.

“This is important for our disabled veterans as well as our aging veterans from the World War II and Korea era,” Commander Ray Cobb said.

Volunteers from the Home Depot, Disabled American Veterans, the Sheriff’s Office and the American Legion built the deck on Oct. 9-10.

“We built this deck in record time.” said Mark Husky, Home Depot project manager.

The deck is 14 by 16 feet, and the ramp goes 30 feet to the back parking lot for easy access.

The project was completed in time for the Veterans Parade and reception to be held on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.