Members of American Legion Post 1703, Prince George, Va., were ready to participate, support, assist and show the youth, parents and families of the county the valued principles of The American Legion through volunteerism and monetary support.
On Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, Post 1703 Commander Mable Combo-Farris and Finance Officer Dr. Le’one Lee presented a monetary donation of $500 from the Legionnaires of the post to Bertha Judge, Prince George County social services director, and Michelle Bennett, deputy director of the same. The purpose of the donation was to help them purchase school supplies for the county’s 2021 Back-to-School Fair.
On Saturday, Aug. 7, Prince George County hosted its annual back-to-school fair at Prince George High School. However, this was not an in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the event was a drive-thru curbside-pickup affair.
Volunteers from across the county, and Post 1703 Legionnaires Robert Williams and Thomas Colquitt, were greeters and assisted in the preparation and distribution of backpacks and school supplies to anxious parents and excited county students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
In fact, Comrade Colquitt distributed flyers containing information about our post to the parents, and Comrade Williams spoke to several members of the Prince George County Public School staff and explained to them the significance of Post 1703 as well.
Finally, Judge and Bennett shared with Williams and Colquitt their gratefulness to Post 1703 members for their gracious donations and volunteer services provided to the 2021 fair.