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Events of the past 90 years (1924 - 2014)

 

Date

Time

Event/Location

Information

19 December 2014

Friday

 

7:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 Legion Christmas Party

 (Legion Members - Adults Only)

 

Pot Luck

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

14 December 2014

Sunday

1:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

Children’s Christmas Party

FMI:  Joan Caron

7 Dec 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

Commander and Santa at

Our Legion Breakfast!

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

Volunteers Welcome!

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

29 November 2014

Saturday

9:00 am

To

3:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

Craft Fair

Food Table!

Muffins available in the morning!

Hot Dogs available in the afternoon!

Popcorn!

Raffle Table!

Table Rentals Available!

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Denise Michaud

21 November 2014

Friday

7:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

Turkey Raffle!

 

Tickets  will be sent in with the

Annual Newsletter

More available at Legion Hall

 

  • Raffle Drawing for 2 Large Turkeys and Gift Certficates

 

  • Bring $1 bills to purchase tickets that night and try your luck at the spinning wheel!

 

FMI:  Don Label

9 November 2014

Sunday

Doors open at

1:00 pm

Event Starts

3:00 pm

 

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2nd Annual

Veterans Tribute

Lewiston Colisee

FMI: Don Gosselin

2 November 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

Volunteers Welcome! Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

FMI:  Joan Caron

25 October 2014

Saturday

Doors open

at 6:00 pm

 

Event – 8:00 pm

Krazy Jake – Comedy Show

Sabattus Legion Post

 

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Over 21 Only

Cost $15 – Buy Tickets in Advance

From Legion Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI: Contact:  Roni Ray

18 October 2014

Saturday

Doors open

At 4:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Pig Roast

Sabattus Legion Post

 

If your hungry and thirsty and want to have the best Pig Roast in the state, come join the Son's of the American Legion Post 135 in Sabattus for their annual pig roast and dance.

 

Where else will $10 a person buy you a fantastic meal, and allow you to dance the night away.

 

Cash Bar

 

Cost – $10 per person

 

FMI:  Andre Marquis

15 October 2014

Wednesday

Doors open

At 6:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Post

Annual Card Party

Door Prizes

Raffles

50/50 Drawing

Light Lunch

 

FMI:  Denise Michaud

Auxiliary

5 October 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

FMI:  Joan Caron\

Auxiliary

 

 

American Legion

Department of Maine

Fall State Conference and DEC Meeting

 

Fall Conference will be September 19-21 in Rockland, Maine hosted by Rockland Unit 1 and Post 1.

 

Housing at Tradewinds Motor Inn, 2 Park Dr., Rockland, ME 04841; $99 per night, includes deluxe continental breakfast.

(You must make your own reservations)

 

Contact The Department of Maine American Legion for detailed agenda.

 

Sept. 19:   Dinner for sale at the Post on a first come, first serve basis; 5-7 p.m. Karaoke

POW/MIA Remembrance ceremony (pending)

 

Sept. 20:   Auxiliary Conference – 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Rockland Post 1

The American Legion Conference – Camden Post 30

Sons of the American Legion – Tradewinds Motor Inn

 

Lunch: $7 for soups and sandwiches (pay at the door)

 

Banquet: 5:30 p.m. social; 6 p.m. dinner.  $15 for Ham dinner.

 

Mail reservations to Lurinda Conlon, 675 Cushing Rd., Cushing, Maine 04563. Make checks payable to ALA Unit 1, earmarked Fall Conference banquet.  Deadline will be September 10.

 

Sept. 21:   Auxiliary DEC, 9 a.m. Camden Post 30

Legion DEC, Camden Post 30

 

 

27 September 2013

Saturday

8:00 am –

Completed!

Fall Post Building Clean-up!

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Help us with our Fall

Clean-up of our

Post!

 

Volunteers Needed!

 

 

THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF MAINE

NINETY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

 

 

Friday, June 13, 2014 – Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cross Insurance Center – Bangor, ME

 

See the Maine Legionnaire and Department Website for more details.

 

August 22-28, 2014

 

American Legion National Convention

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

 

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July 19, 2014

 

 

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance

IHO the return of James Rancourt

from Afghanistan!

Sabattus Legion Hall

 (Click on photo to see web album!)

 

 

 

June 22, 2014

 

 

Installation of Post Officers Ceremony

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

 

13 June 2014

Friday

9:45 am

To

11:00 am

Flag Day Program

Carrie Ricker School

Litchfield, ME

 

 

Veterans and members of

the Community are Invited

Free!

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

FMI : Diane Whalen. Teacher

Sabattus Primary School

6 June 2014

Friday

1:15

To

Completion

Flag Folding Class

Carrie Ricker School

Litchfield, ME


 

 

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

Legion Uniform w/cap!

 

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria

1 June 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Scholarship Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am

This is the last Breakfast until

October 2104

Volunteers Welcome!

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

FMI:  Tracey Rancourt

 

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Grand Opening 

of

The American Legion, Department of Maine’s

New Home!

 

Ribbon Cutting!

 

 

 

Over 110 people attended!

 

 

Our Oratorical Winner Emma Schalk receives a Legislative Sentiment

From Senator Garrett Mason and Representative Steve Wood

 

 

 

(L-R) Amedeo Lauria, Rep Steve Wood, Emma Schalk, Senator Garrett Mason, Department Commander John Hargreaves

 

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 11:00 am – 3:00 p.m.

5 Verti Drive, Winslow, Maine 04901

Enjoy refreshments and an indoor tour!

Ribbon Cutting will be at noon!

Please respond by May 23, 2014 if you plan to attend.

legionme@mainelegion.org

Telephone (207) 873-3229

By mail:

American Legion Department of Maine

PO Box 900

Waterville, Maine 04903

 

26 May 2014

Monday

11:00 am

Form up at

10:30 at the Legion Hall!

Memorial Day Parade and Service

Sabattus Veterans Memorial

Sabattus, ME

 

 

Public Invited

Featuring

Oak Hill Voices of Color

Oak Hill Middle School Band

 

 

Starts at the Legion ends at

The Veterans’ Memorial

 

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

23 May 2014

Friday

10:30 am

Memorial Day Event

Placing Flags on Veterans Graves

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Sabattus, ME

Legion Volunteers Welcome

Free

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

23 May 2014

Friday

12:15 pm

Memorial Day Event

Oak Hill Middle School

Sabattus, ME

Gymnasium

Legion attendance is welcome!

Free

Contact OHMS for Details

24 May 2014

Saturday

9:00 am

Memorial Day Parade

Lewiston/Auburn

Meet at the Veterans Memorial

Hosted by Lewiston and Auburn Posts

FREE

FMI Contact Don Gosselin

10 May 2014

Saturday

9:30 am

to

2:30 pm

Public Relations Workshop

And

District 3 - Installation

Sabattus Legion Hall

All District 3 and surrounding areas

are invited to attend the training.

Lunch – Donation

POC:  Amedeo Lauria

4 May 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

Volunteers Welcome!

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

FMI:  Tracey Rancourt

15 March 2014

Saturday

7:00 pm –

Midnight

Ladies Night

Sabattus Legion Hall

Cost – Ladies Free

Gentlemen - $5 pp

FMI:  Denise Michaud

6 April 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

Volunteers Welcome!

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

FMI:  Tracey Rancourt

11 April 2014

Friday

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Spring Card Party

Sabattus Legion Hall

Cost:  $3 pp

FMI:  Joan Caron

15 February 2014

Saturday

 

9:00 am –

Compl

Department of Maine

Oratorical Program

Thomas College

Waterville, ME

 

EMMA SCHALK (Left Front Row) FROM SABATTUS WAS THE

2014 DEPARTMENT WINNER!!!

Cost – Free!

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria

22 February 2014

Saturday

4:30 – 6:00 pm

SAL Pot Luck Supper Fundraiser

Sabattus Legion Hall

Cost

Adults $8

Children $4 (10 and under)

FMI:  Andre Marquis

2 March 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

Volunteers Welcome!

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

FMI:  Tracey Rancourt

17-19 Jan 2014

Friday – Sunday

 

Meal Reservation Cut-off

January 13, 2014

See

Department

Website for

Details!

Department of Maine

Mid-Winter Conference

Donald V. Henry Post 80

970 Central St. Millinocket, Maine

 

 

Check out the

Department Website for more Details.

Click Here for Details!

 

 

2 February 2014

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under) Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please

arrive by 6:30 am

 

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

8 December 2013

Sunday

Sign up by

4 Dec!!!

1:00 pm

Legion Christmas Party

(Children)

Sabattus Legion Hall

Ages 0 – 10 Years Old!

Free

FMI:  Joan Caron

20 December 2013

Friday

Doors open at

6:30 pm

Legion Christmas Party

(Adults)

Sabattus Legion Hall

Bring your Favorite Dish!

Gift Exchange!

(See Newsletter for Details!)

Free

FMI:  Tracey Rancourt

1 December 2013

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

Volunteers Welcome!

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under) Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am

FMI:  Joan Caron

30 November 2013

Saturday

9:00 am

To

3:00 pm

Sabattus Auxiliary Annual Craft Fair

Sabattus Legion Hall

November 30, 2013

 

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Food Table!

Muffins available in the morning!

Hot Dogs available in the afternoon!

Popcorn!

Raffle Table!

Table Rentals Available!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Denise Michaud

24 November 2013

Sunday

2:00 pm –

Compl

Post Level Oratorical Program

Sabattus Legion Hall

Upstairs in Ceremony Room

 

 

High School Students must Register

 

A special thanks to all those

Who made the event

Enjoyable for all in

Attendance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refreshments will be served - Free!

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria

November 23, 2013

Saturday

 

 

Department of Maine – Commander’s

John Hargreaves

Visit and Dinner

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

Department Commander’s

Department Officer’s Meeting

Post Members are welcome to attend

 

Refreshments will be served - Free

 

FMI:  Ron Caron

22 November 2013

Friday

7:00 pm

Turkey Raffle

Sabattus Legion Hall

 (Click on photo to see web album!)

 

 

Turkey Raffle!

 

Tickets sent in with Newsletter

More available at Legion Hall

 

You can still get tickets

Tonight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Don Label

November 20, 2013

 

6:30 pm

Sabattus Legion prepares holiday packages for National Guardsmen

and presents for Togus VAMC Patients

Auxiliary

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Sabattus American Legion Auxiliary Unit 135 hosted an evening at the Sabattus American Legion Post recently to prepare holiday packages for members of The Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion who are currently serving at Bagram Air force Base in Afghanistan. From left, Joan Caron, Veronica Fisher, Jennifer Caron, Katrina Clifford, Renata Schalk, Joan Fournier, Denise Michaud, Victoria Schalk, Bridget Burke, Linda Hampshire and Post 135 Commander Tracy Rancourt.

 

 

Veterans Gift Program

 

You can drop off items :

 

Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Fridays  from 6:00 – 11:00 pm.

 

Bring with you on the 20th!

 

We welcome volunteers to help with packaging the items for shipment.

 

 

FMI:  Denise Michaud

Legion Ladies Auxiliary

 

 

 

American Legion visit Maine Schools!

 

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9 November 2013

Saturday

Doors Open

At

7:00 pm

Band: “Veggie by Day”

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

The Veggies

 

$5 Cover

FMI:  Jim Caron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor: Post Legion Riders

3 November 2013

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am

 

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

26 October 2013

Saturday

7:00 pm

To

12:00 am

Halloween Party

(Andre’s Birthday Party)

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Costume Contest $5  Entry Fee!

 

No Cover Charge

 

FMI:  Andre Marquis

16 October 2013

Thursday

Doors open

5:30 pm

Start 6:00 pm

Auxiliary  Card Party

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Light Lunch Served!

Door Prizes!

Raffle Table!

 

Cost: $3 per person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

6 October 2013

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

 

Wait Volunteers please arrive by 6:30 am

Volunteers Welcome!

Cost $7 per person

 

 

FMI:  Tracey Rancourt

4 October 2013

Friday

Doors open at

7:00 pm

 

Drawing at 8:00 pm

Legion Raffle Drawing!

Sabattus Legion Hall

$1000 Top Prize!

We raised over $2,500

Great job!

Tickets $5 each

FMI:  Jim Caron

28 September 2013

Saturday

8:00 am –

Completed!

Fall Post Building Clean-up!

Sabattus Legion Hall

Help us with our Fall

Clean-up of our

Post!

Volunteers Needed!

21-22 September 2013

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

See Below

2013 Annual Fall Conference

American Legion Post 21

200 Congress St

Bath, Maine

 

Opening Ceremony

Richard Graves, 1st Vice Commander

 

Welcome and Address

John Hargreaves

Department Commander

 

Greetings

Georgine Butman, President, ALA

Dickey Huntley, Commander, SAL

 

LEAD Post Ops/Membership

Matt Herndon, Deputy Director, Membership

 

Lunch Break

 

LEAD

Dist/Area CMDR

Matt Herndon, Deputy Director, Membership

 

Oratorical Program

Tommy Adkins, Chairman

 

Session Wrap up

Lloyd Woods

Department Adjutant

Announcements/Drawings

 

Fall Conference dinner with a social hour at 5:00 p.m - prior to the dinner.

 

Department Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting

Bath Post #21

(All are Welcome to Attend)

Co-Chairs:

Richard Graves

Lloyd Woods, Co-Chairmen

FMI:  Ron Caron

Fall State Conference and DEC Meeting

 

Annual Fall Conference Agenda

Amedeo Lauria - Appointed Assistant Department Service Officer

 

Karaoke Post #21

 

 

 

 

 

7 September 2013

Saturday

11:00 am

1100 hrs

Annual Blue Star Banner Ceremony

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

Download a Flyer

Download an Application Form

 

 

Senator Garrett Mason (left) with Blue Star Banner Recipients

 

(Click on the photo to see the event!)

 

(Click to see the Blue Star coverage in the Maine Legionnaire - Page 11)

 

(Photo Credit:  A. Lauria)

 

Sabattus American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135

40 Island Road

Sabattus, Maine 04280

(207)-375-4058 (Leave Message)

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2013

 

“Sabattus Legion Hosts Blue Star Service Banner Ceremony”

 

SABBATTUS, ME – The Sabattus Harry J. Conway American Legion post recently conducted a Blue Star Service Banner presentation to seven local military families with members currently serving in the military.  The following families or representative of serving military members were recognized with a Certificate and Blue Star Banner:  Mrs. Katie Davis (1LT Adam Davis), Mrs. Tracey Rancourt (MSG James Rancourt), Miss Julie Rocray (SSG Woodbury Nickerson), Mrs. Mallory Hammond (SGT Cody Hammond), Mrs. Jamie Poulin (SGT Nicholas Poulin) and Mrs. Tiffany Libby (SGT Matthew Libby).  Also recognized, but unable to attend, were Mrs. Jess Jacobson (SGT Timothy Jacobson). 

 

The assembled family and friend were invited to partake in some light refreshments at the conclusion of the ceremony.  Maine Senator Garrett Mason, was present at the event to recognize the contributions of the those in the military and their families.

 

The Blue Star Service Banner program is an annual event hosted by the Sabattus American Legion Post to recognize military members and their immediate family.

 

The Blue Star Service Banner was designed and patented in 1917 by World War I Army Capt. Robert L. Queissner of the 5th Ohio Infantry who had two sons serving on the front line.  It quickly became the unofficial symbol of a child in the service.

 

On September 24, 1917, an Ohio congressman read the following into the Congressional Record:  “…The mayor of Cleveland, the Chamber of Commerce and the governor of Ohio have adopted this service flag.  The world should know of those who give so much for liberty.  The dearest thing in all the world to a father and mother – their children.” 

 

Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Mothers organizations were established during World War I and remain active today. 

 

During World War II, the Department of War issued specifications on manufacture of the flag, as well as guidelines indicating when the service flag could be flown and by whom.   The Blue Star Service Banner typically displayed in windows is an 8.5 by 14-inch white field with a blue star(s) sewn onto a red banner. 

 

Today, families display these banners when they have a loved one serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The blue star represents one family member serving, and a banner can have up to five stars.  The banner displayed in the front window of a home shows a family’s pride in their loved one serving in the military, and reminds others that preserving America’s freedom demands much. 

 

Blue Star Service Banners were widely used during both world wars, but were not embraced during the Korean or Vietnam wars with the same enthusiasm. The American Legion rekindled that spirit of pride in our military men and women following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by providing banners to military families across the nation.

 

If you would like to participate in this event in the future, please contact the Post Commander, Sabattus American Legion Post via their webpage at:  www.americanlegionpost135.sabattus.net, or by telephone at (207) 375-4058 (leave a message).  Application forms can also be downloaded at the website and sent in at any time. 

 

 

Blue Star Banner Ceremony

Public Invited

Let’s have a big crowd to recognize

our military and their families!

Ceremony and Refreshments!

No Cost

FMI Contact: Tracey Rancourt

23 – 29 August 2013

 

American Legion

National Convention

Houston, Texas

 

17 August 2013

Saturday

7:00 -10:00 pm

1900 – 2200 hrs

Band:  “Trio”

Sabattus Legion Hall

Public Invited

$5 Cover

 

FMI Contact: Gordon Smith

10 August 2013

Saturday

Doors open at

7:00 pm

1900 hrs

Band:  “Roadhouse”

Sabattus Legion Hall

Public Invited

$5 Cover

FMI Contact: Jim Caron

27 July 2013

Saturday

10:00 am

1000 hrs

60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Lewiston, Maine

 

 

Volunteers Needed

Report at 9:00

Recruiting Table

No Cost

FMI Contact:

Don Gosselin

or

Amedeo Lauria

20 July 2013

Saturday

4:00 pm

1600 hrs

To

6:00 pm

1800 hrs

Legion Family Cookout

Sabattus Legion Hall

Post Members Only

Hot Dogs

Hamburgers

Punch

Family Games

Karaoke and Music

No Cost

FMI Contact:  Andre’ Marquis

13 July 2013

Saturday

9:30 am

0930

Korean War Veterans Moxie Parade

Float

Korean War Veterans may ride

The float in the Moxie Parade

No Cost

 

Across from Lisbon High School

Meet at Lisbon MacDonalds

no later than 9:00 am.

 

FMI Contact:  Ron Caron

11 July 2013

5:30 pm

1730 hrs

To

7:30 pm

19:30 hrs

Sabattus Fun Day

Sabattus Town Hall

Hot Dogs, Haburgers

Soft Drinks

Music

No Cost

FMI Contact:  Andre’ Marquis

June 29, 2013

 

60s Cocktail Party

Sabattus American Legion Hall

 

Click Link for: Greater Lisbon Ledger Coverage!

 

(Click on the photo to see the event!)

(Photo Credit:  A. Lauria)

 

 

Sabattus American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135

40 Island Road

Sabattus, Maine 04280

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 7th, 2013

 

“Sabattus Legion Hosts 1960s Themed Cocktail Party”

 

The Sabattus American Legion Hall recently transported back into the early 1960s; a time of big hair, narrow ties, when all gentlemen wore hats.

 

The Sabattus American Legion Auxiliary hosted the event and a ticket and period clothing were a must to gain entrance. Over sixty locals turned out in their finest early 1960s attire. While period music played in the main hall and classic films played on the large flat screen television in the hall, young and old from Sabattus, and the surrounding areas, shared some camaraderie as they help raised funds for local post scholarships, veteran’s services and community events supported by the post.

 

Several organizations donated items for a raffle and silent auction to raise funds for legion activities that included: Campus Cutters, George O’Connel, The Sabattus Fire Association, The Sabattus Republican Town Committee, Jaci Peterson, and Flagship Cinemas.

 

Andre’ Marquis and his lovely wife Danielle were the host and hostess for the event which ran for several hours and included dancing to music from the early 1960s. Everyone agreed that it was an amazing event. This type of dance and social time will be a yearly event with a different theme planned for the coming years.

 

More photos of the event, and other post information, can be seen at the legion website “americanlegionpost135.sabattus.net” under “News, Photos and Videos.”

 

June 27, 2013

 

 

60th Anniversary Korean War Ceasefire

Lewiston Veterans Memorial Park

 

 

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(Photo Credit:  A. Lauria)

 

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16 June 2013

Sunday

2:00 pm

Installation of Post Officers Ceremony

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Greater Lisbon Ledger Coverage

(Click on Link)

 

(Click on the photo to see the event!)

(Photo Credit:  J. Caron)

 

 

 

Photo Information:  (left to right) – Amedeo Lauria, Dominic Santomongo, Gordon Smith, James Caron, Tracey Rancourt, Jim Rancourt, Joseph Michaud and Steve Caron.  Not pictured Donald Gosselin and Anthony Culpovich

 

 

Sabattus American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135

40 Island Road

Sabattus, Maine 04280

(207)-375-4058 (Leave Message)

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 16, 2013

 

SABATTUS, ME - The American Legion Harry Conway Post 135 opened their June 16th meeting by bowing their heads and asking God to guide their work during the meeting and praying for the fellow comrades past and present. 

 

The POW-MIA chair was prominently displayed at the front of the meeting room.  The empty chair honors those who are not present by reason of being missing since their time in war.

 

Ron Caron, on behalf of 3rd District, was present to lead the installation.  Ron was recently elected to the position of State Historian for the Maine American Legion this past weekend.  Ron is a member, and former Post Commander of the Sabattus post.  Ron was assisted in the installation by Ray Lemieux, a member of American Legion Mechanic Falls Post 150 who acted as his Sergeant-at Arms.

Caron gave the job description for each position, and explained the importance of each of their contributions will make to the success of the post.  Each new officer was brought forward by the Sergeant-at Arms as Caron read off their responsibilities and congratulated them on the appointment with a firm handshake. 

This year’s Sabattus Legion officers are: 

Tracey Rancourt is the newly appointed Post Commander.  Tracey is the first woman to command the post since it was establish in December of 1924.   She is responsible for the overall operation of the Post including supervising the duties of all other Post officers and activities to ensure that they meet the highest standards and fulfill the tenants of The American Legion. 

Dominic Santomongo is the newly appointed 1st Vice Commander.  As such he is responsible for membership. 

James Caron is the newly appointed 2nd Vice Commander.  James, who recently finished his term as Post Commander, is responsible for assisting the Post commander with all duties and is key with regard to patriotic observances, developing Post activities including entertainment features which should be an integral part of all meetings.   

Steve Caron is returning as Adjutant.  Steve is coming back as Adjutant for another term and is responsible for the administrative aspects of the Post and should be concerned with the overall effectiveness of Post activities. 

Joseph Michaud, is returning as Finance Officer.  Joe is responsible for receiving and dispersing all the Post's funds and Chairman of a Finance Committee. 

James Rancourt, is returning as Chaplain.  James is responsible for providing the spiritual leadership for the Post. 

Donald Gosselin, is returning as Sergeant-at-Arms.  Donald is responsible for introducing all visiting comrades and guests of the Post to make sure they feel welcomed and that the colors are properly maintained and displayed. 

Gordon Smith, is returning as Post Historian.  Gordon is responsible for compiling and preserving the records of the Post.

Amedeo Lauria is the newly appointed Americanism Officer.  Amedeo is responsible for developing the spirit of Americanism among The American Legion and citizens and residents; to put into effect Americanism policies and programs of The American Legion; to coordinate any overlapping of programs dealing with Americanism.  To oversee and report on programs that relates to Americanism and many youth programs.

Retiring Post Commander James Caron has completed a year of service and has justified members' faith.

The new commander, Tracey Rancourt, has the duty of seeing that no one is turned away and to be guided by the decisions of members. Caron presented her with the gavel of her office 

Tracey said he was thankful for being able to lead the post in its 89th year. She said that “the best way to be successful is to surround yourself with good people.”  She said that is the case with the current slate of officers and looks forward to a bright future for the post.

Visit the legion website at www.americanlegionpost135.sabattus.net.  There are many activities hosted by the post to engage veterans in the local and surrounding communities.  Of course, prospective members are always welcome and encouraged to visit.

 

 

 

Post Installation of Post Officers

Uniform for participants:

Legion cap, white collar shirt, tie,

navy blue blazer, gray trousers,

and appropriate foot wear.

Refreshments will be served.

Public Invited – Free

FMI Contact:  Steve Caron

 

THE AMERICAN LEGION

95TH ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

JUNE 14 - 16, 2013

AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER

 

 

Ron Caron elected Maine American Legion Historian!

 

Congratulations Ron!

 

14 June 2013

Friday

 

A big thanks to:

 

The US Army, New England

Recruiting Battalion (NERB)

stationed at Portsmouth

Naval Shipyard ,  for

providing additional

small US flags and

US Flag pins.

 

Our State Representative,

Honorable Steve Wood for

donating two  full sized

US and State Flag sets

to the Town of Sabattus

and Post 135!

6:30 pm

Flag Day Ceremony

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

(Click on the photo to see the event!)

(Photo Credit:  A. Lauria)

 

Legion Members, as well as

members of  the Brownies, Girl Scouts

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will

be participating!

Refreshments after the ceremony

In the Legion Hall prepared by

the Auxiliary

Hot Dogs

Baked Beans

Punch

Chips

Cookies

Public Invited

Free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI Contact: Amedeo Lauria

14 June 2013

Friday

10:00 – 11:00 am

Flag Day Celebration

Carrie Ricker Elementary School

Litchfield, ME

 

 

 

(Click on the photo to see the event!)

(Photo Credit:  A. Lauria)

 

 

Flag Day Program

Veterans and members of

the Community are Invited

Free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POC:: Diane Whalen. Teacher

Sabattus Primary School

13 June 2013

Thursday

1:45 – 3:00

Flag Protocol and Folding Class

Carrie Ricker Elementary School

Litchfield, ME

 

 

 

(Click on the photo to see the event!)

(Photo Credit:  A. Lauria)

 

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

See Photo Page!

FMI Contact:  Amedeo Lauria

10 June 2013

Monday

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Oak Hill High School Graduation

Augusta Civic Center

Representatives of the Sabattus American Legion

and Ladies Auxiliary

attended to present Scholarships to students.

FMI Contact:  Amedeo Lauria

2 June 2013

Sunday

7:30 am – 1030:am

Monthly Legion Breakfast

Sabattus Legion Hall

Sabattus, ME

Public Invited

Volunteers Welcome!

See you in the Fall!

Thank you for the supporting the Legion!

Cost:  $7

*Last Breakfast until October 2013

1 June 2013

Saturday

7:00 pm

Band: “Veggies by Day”

Sabattus Legion Hall

Sabattus, ME

$5 Cover

Our thanks to everyone who attended!

FMI Contact: Andre’ Marquis

27 May 2013

Monday

11:00 am

Memorial Day Parade and Service

Sabattus Veterans Memorial

Sabattus, ME

 

Our thanks to the Oak Hill Middle School

Band and Chorus!

It was a beautiful day!

Public Invited

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

24 May 2013

Friday

12:30 pm

Memorial Day Program

Oak Hill Middle School

Sabattus, ME

Gymnasium

 

Our thanks to the Middle School students

and teachers who put on

a wonder program!

Veterans are Invited

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

24 May 2013

Friday

10:00 am

Volunteers from RSU #4 and Sabattus Legion

Place Flags of Veterans’ Graves

 

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Sabattus, ME

 

 

 

 

This year, seventh and eighth grade social studies teachers, Aimée Lanteigne and Darryl Ellis, combined their advisory groups and took them to the Plains Cemetery in Litchfield and the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus to place flags on the graves of veterans. 

 

(Photo Credit: Aimee Lanteigne) 

 

Placing Flags on Veterans Graves

Our thanks to the students who put up

the flags on the gravesites of

our departed veterans!

Legion Volunteers Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

Friday, April 26, 2013

 

 

Students donate to Operation Comfort Warrior

(OCW)

Source:  Lewiston Sun Journal

 

 

SABATTUS — On Feb. 15, students at Oak Hill Middle School presented a check for $439.24 to members of the local American Legion.

 

Ron Caron presented seventh-grade teacher Aimee Lanteigne with a certificate from the American Legion National Headquarters for Oak Hill Middle School in recognition of its contribution to Operation Comfort Warrior.

 

Students in Ms. Lanteigne’s seventh grade advisory group initiated a coin drive for Operation Comfort Warrior throughout November and December. The students decorated and distributed empty yogurt containers to every classroom and then gathered them up and counted all the coins collected. It took nearly two weeks for students to count and recount all the loose change and then roll it into coin sleeves.

 

Operation Comfort Warrior is a program dedicated to raising money for wounded American warriors. The money is used to fund a variety of needs while these veterans are recovering in hospitals or convalescing back home. Items such as sweat suits and cotton socks to ease the pressure on burn wounds, iPods to help drown out tinnitus caused by damage to the eardrum after IED explosions, fitness equipment to help rebuild muscle strength or even gift cards to local stores and home improvement centers to help meet the needs of disabled veterans and their families are just some examples of how the money donated to Operation Comfort Warrior is used.

 

The presentation ceremony began with the OHMS Band under the direction of Mr. Fuller playing the national anthem. Students Jacob Kirchner, Lindsey Weeks, Drew Gordon, Tyler Desmarais and Chris Campbell made some brief remarks regarding the purpose of the assembly and how their advisory group went about collecting the money for Operation Comfort Warrior.

 

Lanteigne introduced seven distinguished guests from the local American Legion who attended the presentation ceremony. They included Ron Caron, veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in Vietnam; Gordon Smith, Navy veteran who served in Korea; Dominic Santamango, Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam; Joseph Michaud, veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in Panama; Jim Rancourt, active duty Army serviceman who has been in Iraq and who will be going to Afghanistan soon; Tracy Rancourt, who served in the Coast Guard and was stationed in Granada; and finally Joan Caron, auxiliary president of Post 135 in Sabattus.

 

After student Chris Campbell presented Ron Caron with the check, Caron addressed the student body. He recognized their efforts and sacrifice in raising money for such a worthy cause and shared some stories with them of how their coins will add up to make a big difference. Nationwide, Operation Comfort Warrior is closing in on nearly $500,000 raised thus far.

 

Caron presented a certificate and a minted coin to the school, which states “Thank you for your service.”

 

To make a donation or starting an OCW fundraiser at your school or work place, visit www.legion.org/ocw. Checks can be made out to Operation Comfort Warriors, The American Legion, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

 

To reach the Legion in Sabattus, contact Ron Caron at P.O. Box 76, Sabattus, ME 04280. His phone number is 375-4639 and his email address is caron3974@aol.com.

 

 

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April 2013

 

 

American Legion Oratorical Competition

Maine State Winner from Sabattus, Maine

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

(Photo Credit:  American Legion)

Miss Victoria Schalk (2nd from Left)

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

 

Sabattus Legion honors Oak Hill students

 

 

The Sabattus American Legion Post and Ladies Auxiliary Unit recently held their youth night to present Oak Hill High School students, Scholarship Awards and certificates to those who attended Boys State and Girls State.

 

 

(Photo Credit:  Lewiston Sun Journal)

 

 

 

From left are Legion Scholarship recipient Alexis Noel, Legion Commander Jim Caron and Boys State attendee Chad Martineau.

 

Missing was Auxiliary scholarship recipients Allison Therrien, Ashley Ward and Girls State attendee Julie Morneault.

 

 

 

 

Thursday

October 11, 2012

 

 

Sabattus American Legion Auxiliary

Annual Card Party

 

(Photo Credit - Lewiston Sun Journal)

(From left are Caron, Rowena Wright and Denise Michaud)

 

 

May 28, 2012

Tuesday

 

 

Memorial Day Parade

Sabattus, ME

 

Donald Gosselin of American Legion Post 135 of Sabattus stands at attention during Memorial Day ceremonies in Sabattus on Monday morning.

 

(Photo Credit: Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Click to Watch Sabattus Memorial  Day Parade - May 2012

 

 

November 3, 2011

 

 

National American Legion Commander to Visit Posts

3-day tour begins around area Friday

 

Kennebec Journal

 

Sabattus - The national commander of the American Legion is scheduled to visit local Legion posts on a three-day tour that begins Friday.

 

Fang Wong will be in Portland on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, he will have breakfast at William R. Bold Post 181, Litchfield, before visiting Smith-Wiley Post 4, Gardiner.

 

He is scheduled to have lunch at Harry J. Conway Post 135, Sabattus, before going to Goodrich-Caldwell Post 6, Hallowell.

 

Richmond's Emerson and Lane Post 132, will host a banquet in honor of Wong on Saturday night with state commander Brenda Dearborn, .

He departs Sunday to visit posts in other states, according to Lloyd Woods, state adjutant at the American Legion Department Headquarters in Waterville.

 

Woods said veterans are welcome to visit with Wong whether or not they are Legion members.

 

Wong, of East Brunswick, N.J., spent 20 years in the Army, including 25 months in Vietnam. He retired as chief warrant officer in 1989 and was elected national commander in September.

 

The American Legion bills itself as the nation's largest veterans service organization.

 

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

 

 

Memorial Day Parade

Sabattus, ME

 

 

 

(Photo Credit: Russ Dillingham, Lewiston Sun Journal)

 

(Left to Right – Jim Rancourt and Ron Caron)

 

 

 

Click to Watch Sabattus Memorial Day Parade - May 2011

 

 

Monday, May 30, 2011

 

 

Members of the Maine Guard Reunite

at Sabattus Monthly Legion Breakfast

 

 

More than 30 veterans representing three Maine National Guard units gathered on a recent Sunday morning in Sabattus for an annual breakfast

 

aimed at reuniting them for more than just a funeral. Retired members of the Maine National Guard gathered in May at the American Legion Post 135 in Sabattus for their annual breakfast.

 

 

 

 

(Photo Credit: Nel Binette)

 

 

 

(First row, from left: Rene Morin, Kirby Touchette, Jake Laverdiere, Don Aube, Marcel Chassee, Al Harvey and Gary O'Connell

 

Second row, from left: Armand Truchon, Rosaire Duquette, John Arnoldy, Frank O'Connell, Tony Albert, Rick Carney, George O'Connell, Ray Rivard, Roland Brousseau and Richard Denis

 

Third row, from left: Verne Tardif, Larry Boulette, Kevin Tuttle, Rick Bourque, Don Beaule, Gary Lajoie, John Firczak, Matt Clark, Norm Berube, Mike Girouard, Bob Gautheir, Allen Guimond, Roland Doyon, Don Gosselin and Jerry Smith;  in back: Ken Chase.)

 

 

 

Lewiston Sun Journal

 

 

Blue Star Presentation – 2010

Lewiston Sun Journal

 

The Sabattus American Legion hosted a Blue Star Banner presentation.

 

Anyone living in Sabattus or the surrounding area who have a child or spouse currently serving on active duty  in the military may contact the Legion if they would like to be presented with a banner.

 

Following the presentation,  a barbecue lunch was served for those in attendance.

 

 

 

 

(Photo Credit:  Lewiston Sun Journal)

(Left to Right, Joseph Michaud, Joan Caron, and Jim Rancourt)

 

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2009

Tuesday

 

Post Officer Installation – 2009-2010

Harry J. Conway Post 135, American Legion, Sabattus

Connections -  Lewiston Sun Journal

 

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Seated from left are Jack Davin, Ed Nadeau, Nel Binette,  Wally Wright, Ron Caron

Standing, Joe Michaud, Tracy Rancourt, Jim Rancourt, Ed Breton, Don Gosselin and Al Harvey.

 

 

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Seated from left are Kim Henson, Kay Koss, Mary Haverling.

 

Standing, Denise Michaud, Shirley Staples, Connie Harvey, Joan Caron, Carol Laplante and Judy Cyr.

 

May 2009

 

Memorial Day Parade

Sabattus, ME

 

(Photo Credit:  A. Lauria)

 

 

 

 

Guy Frechette

Litchfield vet receives Purple Heart

 

Connections

Lewiston Sun Journal

Monday, September 8, 2008

 

 

SABATTUS - Former Marine veteran Guy Frechette of Litchfield received medals he earned in Vietnam more than 40 years ago. It was made possible by the efforts of the office of Congressman Michael Michaud and Ron Caron, current 1st Vice Commander of American Legion Post 135 in Sabattus, and the help of Army Capt. Steve Caron.

 

A ceremony was recently held at the Sabattus Post Home with family, friends, and fellow Legionnaires. Frechette was presented The Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Citation and President Unit Combat Ribbon.

 

The awards were presented to Frechette by U.S. Marine Maj. Brian Wiktz, with the charge read by Army Captain Steve Caron.

 

 

November 11, 2000

 

Veteran’s Day Event

 (Source:  Lewiston Sun Journal, December 13, 2000)

 

 

November 11, 2000

 

 

Veteran’s Day Event

(Source:  Lewiston Sun Journal, November 2, 2000)

 

 

July 2000

 

 

Post Officer Installation – 2000-2001

Harry J. Conway Post 135, American Legion, Sabattus

Lewiston Sun Journal,

2000 Legion Installation

 

May 18, 1990

 

 

Memorial Day Parade

Sabattus, ME

(Source:  Lewiston Sun Journal)

 

July 8, 1989

 

 

Sabattus’ 150th Birthday Activities

(Source:  Lewiston Sun Journal ©)

 

 

April 20, 1942

 

 

Helping the War Effort

Sabattus, ME

(Source:  Lewiston Daily Sun, page 11)

 

July 12, 1933

 

 

Musical Presentation

American Legion

Sabattus, ME

(Source:  Lewiston Daily Sun, page 7)

 

April 20, 1927

 

 

Vaudeville Show

American Legion

Sabattus, ME

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

(Source:  Lewiston Evening Journal, page 10)