Agassiz Legion still needs your help

Meals can be enjoyed by whole family now, says Legion

Last month, the Agassiz Legion put out the call that they need more help to keep operating.

And the community has begun to respond to that call. But Jim Johnson, past president of the Legion, said that they are struggling and need full support of the community.

Some changes to licensing could help get more people in the Legion, which used to be more exclusive. Now, anyone is allowed to come in and visit, to enjoy a drink or a meal.

They have a license for family gatherings, and as of earlier this fall, children are allowed to come in anytime before 10 p.m.

“Kids can be there anytime now,” Johnson said. “As long as they’re with a chaperone and food has to be available.”

He said getting families involved in the Legion is a crucial part of its survival. Legions have been closing all across the country because membership has dwindled off as veterans pass away.

He said the Legion is also short on volunteers, as people have been in their roles for many years and are getting tired, or moving away.

It would be a shame if the Agassiz Legion suffered the same fate as others.

“If they have to close down the Legion, well, they’ve lost a big part of the community,” he said.

The Legion is located beside Subway and across from Pioneer Motors.

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