American Legion Post 25 Contributes to Fund for District 55 K-9 Article Dogs

May 8, 2022

It’s hard to keep up with the members of American Legion Post 25. Literally.

They are always out in the community completing small and not so small projects for those in need or raising money for their Christmas for Kids program. When a new need arises in the community you can count on the dedicated members of American Legion Post 25 to step up and help if they can.

And that’s just what they did last week.

Laurens District 55 recently announced they would be adding two K-9 article dogs. The dogs are in fact law enforcement officers, trained specifically for firearms detection including explosives and black powder.  The utilization of K-9 article dogs will provide services at campuses to detect unlawful articles, and to also serve as a deterrent to individuals who may consider having these items on school campuses.

American Legion members work hard for the money they raise, and they deemed this project to be worthy of their support.  Last Saturday, American Legion Post 25 donated $4,000 towards the purchase of the two K-9 article dogs.  The check was presented to Dr. Ameca Thompson by Jim Peterson Commander of Post 25, Lynn Boyd and Kevin Farnsworth. Others on hand for the presentation of the funds included Sheriff Don Reynolds and Heath Thompson.