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Sweet Home American Legion faces loss of building – to wear and tear


August 22, 2017

AMERICAN LEGION Cmdr. Dale Jenkins stands in front of the local post building, which, he says, needs to be replaced.

The Sweet Home American Legion, Post 133, is looking for help with a deteriorating building that needs to be replaced.

Black mold has infested the building, 1127 Long St., said Cmdr. Dale Jenkins. The walls are cracked and crumbling. Daylight is visible under the walls inside. The restrooms are not handicap-accessible.

“Our kitchen isn’t anything we can cook or sell from,” Jenkins said.

“What I’m trying to let people here know is the American Legion is not dead,” Jenkins said, but the building is falling in on itself.

The post has 41 members, Jenkins said, and he is signing...

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