American Legion Post 148 has been providing informational articles in this paper to generate interest on the part of our high school juniors so they can attend their respective Boys or Girls State Conventions. This is a great opportunity that the American Legion and its Auxiliary have been sponsoring for over 70 years.
In recent years there have been more interested students than the Post has funding for. Unfortunately, the Post and Auxiliary resources limit sponsorship to just two girls and two boys each year. In past years we were able to send additional 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 that offer again this year to any citizen, organization or business who would like to ensure that a girl or boy from the junior class could have the opportunity to see first-hand our democracy in action.
Full sponsorship for Boys State is $300 (as has been for the past 3 years) and Girls State is $320.00. 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.