VIP Visit to American Legion
American Legion National Commander Mike Helm, accompanied by national and state leadership visited American Legion Post 317 in Jarrell on January 19.
Lorriane Fischer, Post #317 Auxiliary President; Mike Helm, National Commander of the American Legion, John LaVrar III, Jarrell Post #317 Commander.
Ken Peters Jr, SAL Division Commander; Jim Prendergast, National Executive Committeeman; John Hince, Division Commander; Johnny Kabella, Post #317 Chaplain; Lorriane Fischer, Post #317 Auxiliary President; Kathy Bentle, Canteen Manager; Mike Helm, National Commander of the American Legion, John LaVrar III, Jarrell Post #317 Commander; Bill West, State Adjutant; Gerry Hince, State Public Relations Chair; CW "Butch” Sparks, Alternate National Executive Committeeman; Lynn Sparks, State Commander; Fred Rogers, State Vice-Commander.
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a fresh look for Jarrell's american legion post 317
Former Post Commander George Trammell, Eagle Bank President, Tommy Sladacek, Jarrell Mayor Dewey Hulme, Current Legion Commander John LaVrar and Regina Wharton, Vice-President, Schwertner State Bank.
This past summer, American Legion Post 317 in Jarrell began a campaign to refurbish the community’s well-used legion hall. One of Post Commander John LaVrar’s top priorities was to give the interior of the legion hall a new coat of paint, and soon word spread that gallons of paint were needed. While several generous individual community members donated 15 gallons, the number (and the coverage) fell short of the 60 gallons required to complete the job. Don’t worry – banks do more than loan money! When Jarrell’s local banks heard of the shortfall, Eagle Bank, Schwertner State Bank, and Community Bank collectively donated funds to purchase the remaining 45 gallons of paint. Commander LaVrar plans to begin the actual painting later this fall and says volunteers are always needed.