Commission honors AMVETS Post 88

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

Bronson's Sons of AMVETS Squadron 88 has been commended by the Levy County Commission for its projects including a meal for homeless veterans served on Dec. 3 at the HONOR House in Gainesville and a wreath ceremony for Rosemary Cemetery on Saturday at noon.
Ivan Chubb, Veterans Affairs representative, said the Post marshaled an effort to feed the veterans at the one-stop shop for helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.
Rob Corbitt, a member of the post who helped Chubb present the projects to the commission, said two Bronson restrurants A&A BBQ owned by Jim and Anne Beck and BubbaQue's owned by Ryan Bell prepared the food for 100 meals and helped serve it. Bell, of Chiefland, is a county commissioner who represents District 2.
"These people did the work," Corbitt said after the meeting.
In his letter to Post Commander Bill Conquest, Commission Chair Danny Stevens of Williston (District 3), said, "It is without a doubt that these deserving veterans will appreciate all the efforts expended on their behalf. Please extend our thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary for the handmade items that will not only warm their bodies but also their hearts and souls."
Stevens also noted that the squadron is participating in the National Wreaths Across America program. "Eighty-two wreaths in a small community cemetery such as Rosemary will be quite a sight to behold," Stevens said.
Corbitt and Chubb said the AMVETS Post has also participated in the Adopt-A-Highway Program cleaning State Road 24 from County Road 32 to past 99th Court four times a year, and staging the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race for the Levy ARC, a major fundraising event in the spring for the center that serves disabled adults.
Other officers of the Post are: Ken Valtrop, first vice president; John Meeks, finance officer; and Dick Mudd, provost marshal.