Appreciation ball will honor veterans

Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2014

American Legion Post 70 in Troy is sponsoring a Veterans Appreciation Ball on Saturday, Nov. 15 and everyone is invited.

Elaine McLeod, past Post commander, said the ball is a way to express appreciation to those who have given so much in service to their country.

“We want to honor our veterans while bringing our community together for a night of dancing and fellowship,” McLeod said.

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The Veterans Appreciation Ball will be held at Cattleman Park and the doors will open at 6 p.m. with the music beginning at 7 p.m.

“We will honor America with the playing of our National Anthem at the opening ceremony at 6:45,” McLeod said.

“Our veterans will be recognized and honored with a musical tribute during the ceremony so we encourage everyone to join us for this special part of the evening.”

Music for the Veterans Appreciation Ball will be by The Moon Lighters from Dothan.

“The Moon Lighters Orchestra is an 18-piece orchestra and they have three vocalists. The Moon Lighters Orchestra is a fantastic band and they play big-band music. Anyone who enjoys dancing or just listening to big band music will not want to miss the Veterans Appreciation Ball.”

The Moon Lighters will play from 7 until 9 p.m. After that time, taped music will be played for those who want to stay and dance the night away.

“We’ll have homemade desserts for all who come and they will be made by some of the best cooks in the South,” McLeod said.

Admission to the Veterans Appreciation Ball is free, however, donations to the Wounded Warrior Family Foundation will be greatly appreciated, McLeod said.

“All donations go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation,” she said.

“No administrative costs come out so 100 percent of all donations will assist wounded warrior families.

“Often, it is up to six months before these families can begin receiving government assistance but the Wounded Warrior Foundation does not have to wait to offer much needed assistance.”

For more information call 334-465-0067.