This is the most pressing concern in the support of these wonderful programs, financial support. Over the past few weeks American Legion Post 148 has been providing informational articles in this paper to generate interest on the part of our high school juniors to attend their respective State conventions. This is a great opportunity that the American Legion has been sponsoring for many years. Currently there are at least 11 interested students. Unfortunately, the Post resources limit our sponsorship to one girl and one boy each year. Last year we were able to send five students due to the generosity of members of the local business community who took up the challenge and sponsored a student.
The Post would like to extend the offer again this year to any citizen, organization or business who would like to insure that a girl or boy from the junior class get to see first-hand democracy in action. Full sponsorship for Boys State is $275.00 (as has been for the past three years) and Girls State is $300.00. Full or partial funding would be greatly appreciated. Please contact finance officer and post adjutant Dave Tanguay at 892-1306 if you have questions or can sponsor a candidate to this worthy cause. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may send a check to American Legion Post 148, PO Box 1776, Windham, Maine, 04062.