American Legion Post 99 members and Sons of the American Legion Post 99 members gather at the recycling center, which they used organization funds to help pave. L-R Chuck Hinz, Mark Firmin, Jeremy Harder, Jack “Captain Jack” Hudspeth, Kenny “Cuz” Alley and Jim Hinz. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Honey paves the way

American Legion uses proceeds to clean-up recycling area

Patrick Maidman busied himself unloading a vehicle full of cardboard at the newly paved recycling center on Hwy. 191. He noted how nice it looked and also that the improvement was just in time for winter.

Prior to the American Legion Post 99’s approximate $6,000 investment, recyclers would battle mud and slush in order to show kindness to Mother Earth. Like most things with the Legion, the men worked together. Captain Jack Hudspeth always got the carpeting in his vehicle muddy every time he recycled. He mentioned it to Brett Slehofer, who took the idea and ran with it. Jeremy “JJ” Harder closed the deal with Haas Builders, which owns the property on which the recycling center sets.

Proceeds from the Post 99’s bingo nights at the River House have helped fund such community projects. The loss of those functions is causing dwindling funds for the organization.

“We’re drawing down on what we made in the past,” Hudspeth explained. “We just hope we can start having bingo next spring.”

Honey sales and past quilt raffles help bolster the organization. The legion’s honey can be purchased at The Country Market or The Rocks. People can also call Kenny “Cuz” Alley at 406-209-2767 or Captain Jack Hudspeth at 734- 516-5366.

Those interested in making a donation can send checks to American Legion Post 99, P.O. Box 161032, Big Sky, MT 59716

More Information

Lone Peak Lookout

Cori Koenig, editor:
Susanne Hill, billing:
Ad orders, inserts, classifieds:
Comment Here