American Legion Post 75 lost its home when the building at 10625 N. Cave Creek Road went up for auction at a Trustee Sale on Oct. 21.
“As hard as we tried, we just could not keep the building afloat,” said Rita Naughton, membership chair, American Legion Auxiliary Sunnyslope Unit 75.
The post is looking for a new home, but members know that could take a while. So in the interim, VFW Post 9400 at 840 E. Purdue Ave. in Sunnyslope has generously agreed to allow the Women’s Auxiliary Unit to hold its meetings and special events in one of its smoke-free rooms. Meetings will continue to take place on the second Monday of the month; the next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10.
In addition, the Women’s Auxiliary’s traditional Friday Fish Fry will take place at the VFW site 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in a private, smoke-free room with a separate entrance. Women’s Auxiliary members will take drink orders and bring the drinks to the table.
“We ask for the community’s continued support, because you are not just supporting us but your neighbor veterans and their families,” Naughton said. “We all need to remember that it has always been these brave men and women who have given us this great free country as our home. American Legions and other organizations were founded because of these men and women. At this time we may not have a building, but we will continue to work our programs as best we can even without an actual physical home building.”