American Legion Post 78 Lends a Hand to Make the Holidays Bright in Downtown Ridgefield


Despite the chill in the weather, members of Ridgefield’s American Legion Post 78 strung festive garlands and bows on Main, Prospector and Catoonah Streets to help make the holidays bright. The Legionnaires were assisted by volunteers who play on the Legion baseball teams. American Legion Post 78 Commander George Besse explains, “The Legion baseball team players make light work of decorating the lamp posts, and we are most grateful for the efforts of these young people who lend a hand to the Legionnaires every year.”

Pictured L to R are baseball players Connor Brown and Daniel Bucciero along with The American Legion Post 78 of Ridgefield members John Bengston and Joe Schneider. Not pictured are the many other Legionnaires who participated.

Throughout the year, Legion members promote a spirit of patriotism and community by sponsoring benevolent and commemorative activities including concerts, fundraising, and service projects for the Town and its residents. For more information or to become a member, contact Commander George Besse, 203-438-4925, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Photo: Susan Dumont-Bengston




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