American Legion 100th Anniversary Celebration

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
American Legion Post #67
635 VT-103
Chester, VT 05143

The Chester Post 67 of the American Legion will be hosting a two-day 100th birthday celebration of the legion on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and July 6 on legion grounds, 635 VT Route 103 South.

Events are free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Food will be available for purchase on both days, including the Pig Roast on Friday and the Chicken BBQ on Saturday.

Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5 with a pig roast. At 7 p.m., the American Legion Post No. 5 Band will perform with fireworks at dusk.

Saturday’s events begin at 10 a.m. with horse pulls. At 11 a.m., there will be a legion tribute ceremony and music begins at noon, with local band DV8. The Chicken BBQ begins at 2 p.m. followed at 3 p.m. with the Hocus Pocus Magic Show. Live Music continues from 4 to 7 p.m. with the Brattlyn Brothers band.

There will also be kiddie train rides, sack races, a bounce house and vendors selling goods including the Chester Snowmobile Club selling hotdogs and hamburgers.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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