Camden American Legion doubles down on returnables

Sep 14, 2020
Photo by: Norm Carver/Post 30

Camden Harbor — War Memorial Post 30, American Legion in Camden, has placed a second returnables container at the Public Landing next to the harbormaster's office.

The box was approved for placement by the town and has been in place for about one week. Post 30 members talked about the possibility of a second location for a box as the one at the post works very well for them, according to Post Adjutant Jeff Sukeforth.

Member Norm Carver built the new box and, along with members John Hyssong and Geof Chapman, set the box on the Public Landing.

The collection box at Camden Harbor will remain in place until winter sets in and will return to the Harbor in the spring. Sukeforth said that anytime someone has a large amount of returnables they cannot handle, to call him and the membership will arrange to have them picked up.

Sukeforth wants to let everyone who supports the Legion through these boxes know they are a credit to their community. The help through the donations ensures the Legion can continue community events such as placing U.S. flags on veterans graves and giving out glow sticks and necklaces to any child or parent who wants one on Halloween.

Proceeds are also generated for the new American Legion Scholarship for a graduating senior of Camden Hills Regional High School, the first of which was handed out in June.

For more information on Legion programs, events or membership, call Sukeforth at 236-3310.

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