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Post 17 plans benefit dinner sale to aid storm victims
Storm damage in Tuscaloosa Ala
Storm damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Most county residents have seen stark images of nature’s recent wrath -- communities obliterated by tornadoes or inundated by floodwaters. Many local residents recall their own angst in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

In partnership with the James Leroy Belk Post 17, American Legion, Kershaw County citizens can help alleviate the suffering of those who have been devastated by these natural disasters. Post 17 will hold a benefit dinner June 10, with all proceeds sent to help meet physical needs of citizens in these affected areas. Post 17 will coordinate with American Legion posts that are leading in relief efforts in these regions.

Post 17 members will serve a takeout-only meal including a grilled pork chop, green beans and potatoes, cole slaw and a roll for $7.50 per plate. Patrons will be able to drive through the Legion’s parking lot -- at 1047 W. DeKalb St. in Camden -- between 4 and 6 p.m. to pick up their meals without getting out of their vehicles. Post members will be set up to serve a large number of patrons quickly.

Legionnaires are soliciting advanced sales but will sell tickets on site. Donations will also be accepted.

“We live in a wonderful community whose citizens have always risen to every occasion. Let’s show the residents in these devastated areas what caring people we are,” said organizers. “Join Post 17 in demonstrating that we care. Buy a meal and support a great cause. We encourage local businesses to purchase tickets for their employees.”

For more information, contact Post 17 Commander Given Webster at 432-8027.