Legion Post 239 Bazaar coming Feb. 15—to benefit Side By Side

  • Among the events at the American Legion Post 239 Bazaar Saturday is a rummage sale, silent auction and dinner, all to support Side By Side. Legion Auxillary members (from left) Liz Neitzke, Amy a Stetson, Marilyn Kirkover, Mary Vindish, Nancy Southerland, Barbara and Venessa Bosanko have been gathering and preparing items for weeks. The all day Bazaar takes place at the Legion Hall off Morrison Moore Parkway.
    Among the events at the American Legion Post 239 Bazaar Saturday is a rummage sale, silent auction and dinner, all to support Side By Side. Legion Auxillary members (from left) Liz Neitzke, Amy a Stetson, Marilyn Kirkover, Mary Vindish, Nancy Southerland, Barbara and Venessa Bosanko have been gathering and preparing items for weeks. The all day Bazaar takes place at the Legion Hall off Morrison Moore Parkway.
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Side By Side, Lumpkin County’s inter-denominational/generational community service project, helps hundreds of people with repairs and upkeep they otherwise would not be able to afford. Many of those it helps are the county’s aging veterans.
“They’ve built hundreds of wheelchair ramps, built decks, repaired roofs,” said Legion Chaplain Paul Wingo. “We want to provide a little payback by raising funds for this year’s Side By Side projects.”
Wingo is chair for the all day Bazaar and dinner to be held at the Legion hall Saturday, Feb. 15. Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be a rummage sale and baked goods that will go on until 3 p.m.
Liz Neitzke, rummage sale coordinator, urges everyone to come early. “There are lots of treasures,” she said.
A silent auction begins at 10 a.m. Amy Stetson and her team have worked hard to come up with a wide variety of items to bid on. A football signed by UGA head coach Kirby Smart, a set of silver and amber earrings from Studio Jewelers, a porch swing, custom designed Calendar Creek bird house, soft side Yeti cooler, and much more have been donated.
“Wineries, items by local craftsmen and merchants and gift certificates for food and services are all up for auction,” Stetson said. “Anyone over 21 is welcome to bid.”
Bids close at 1 p.m.
People can purchase baked goods throughout the day, and Bakery Hostess Barbara Bosanko and her crew will be providing complimentary cups of coffee to wash down the homebaked goodies.
Live music will be provided throughout the day.
Dinner, prepared by Chef Chuck Neil and Chef Larry Channell, offers chicken Fricassee, honey glazed carrots, French mashed potatoes plus a salad, roll and iced tea or water for $10 per plate. Servings begin at 5 and end at 7 p.m. Takeout is also available.
Advance tickets can be purchased at eaglepw@gmail.com until Feb. 12.
Post Commander Liz Curley invites the public to come and enjoy the day.
“I hope we have a great turn out for a day that should be a lot of fun. Your donations will help Side by Side expand their projects in 2020, and help many of our Lumpkin County neighbors,” she said.