American Legion Post 155 fundraiser to help with repairs
By Mark Ambrogi
Carmel’s American Legion Post 155 is reaching out to the public in the form of a fundraising evening to provide some support for needed repairs to the post’s building.
A dinner will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept 17 at the Post 155, 855. W. Main St. The event is open to the general public.
The first expense was to replace the air conditioning unit in the bar area, Post 155 club manager Craig Olivares said. That has been finished since it was a priority during the summer months. Another project is to replace the door leading to the patio from the west side of the building because of rotting.
“We are also going to put a double door system in a breezeway area to keep the wind and cold out,” Olivares said.
The total cost of the projects is $15,000.
Al MacKinnon will perform on the keyboard during the dinner. The cost is $11 for the dinner, which includes Charlie’s Fried Chicken, a Post 155 favorite from member Charlie Holmes, sides and dessert.
There will be a live auction, starting at 8 p.m. Items include Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University football tickets, Point Blank Gun Range gift certificates, dinner gift certificates and gift cards. A time share condo vacation in Florida will also be auctioned off.
Other performers for the fundraiser, which is expected to conclude at approximately 11 p.m., will be Jamie Sams, Felicia Joi and Phil Harris, also known as Dr. Phil.
All proceeds from the evening will go directly to the building fund. Monetary donations can be sent to 855 W Main St., Carmel IN 46032, Attention building fund. For more information, call Olivares at 317-846-0001.