Pictured (L to R) are Derek Sadler, Sons of the American Legion #49 member, donor of a Henry Lever Action Golden Boy .22 and Scope; Ray Bledsoe, finance officer Post #49; Deb Sponseller, community service officer, auxiliary, Post #49; and Fred Vinning, adjutant, SAL #49.  Photo provided
Pictured (L to R) are Derek Sadler, Sons of the American Legion #49 member, donor of a Henry Lever Action Golden Boy .22 and Scope; Ray Bledsoe, finance officer Post #49; Deb Sponseller, community service officer, auxiliary, Post #49; and Fred Vinning, adjutant, SAL #49. Photo provided
 A fundraising auction will be held for Squadron #49, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the American Legion Post #49, 301 N. Buffalo St., Warsaw.

The purpose of the auction is to support the mission of the SAL and Auxiliary, which is primarily serving America’s service men and women.

Serving their families and the community’s youth, while teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship with an emphasis on preserving our American traditions and values is a fundamental mission of both organizations.

Items, which total over $3,000, will be offered for auction, including gift cards and baskets, home furnishings, clothing, professional services, recreational gift certificates and patriotic and sportsman’s items.

All items have been donated by local individuals and businesses to support the cause. Auctioneer John Conley will conduct the auction with donors recognized during and after the event.

Refreshments will be available during the auction and the general public is encouraged and welcome to attend the event.

Donations are still being accepted and may be made by contacting American Legion Post #49 by calling 574-267-5549. Come support your local veterans, their families and the youth for God and country.