Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 06:00 AM

Veterans welcomed

Members of Cub Scout Den Number Three, their Den Leaders and helpers spent a memorable evening on December 17th at the Veterans Memorial Hall greeting Veterans who attend the Air Stream Classes and serving to them a chili dinner. Meeting the vets with a snappy salute were Cub Scouts, Jack Schuyler, Jake Schuyler, Matt Burke, Noah Cazares, Ernest Cazares, William Small, Ben Small and Christian Rodriguez. The boys also performed a skit for their audience and then passed out treats. Laura Small was on hand to play Christmas carols on the keyboard. The Vets, most of them parents, themselves, were appreciative.

Volunteers making the Scout project a success were Den Leaders for the Tigers, Lorrie and Greg O'Brian and Elizabeth and Scott Small, Leaders for the Bears. Other volunteer helpers were: Madeline, Natalie, Isaac and Heather Johnson, Christina Burke plus Alma, Ivana and Francisco Fabian.

Veterans from all parts of the United States enroll in a six week class while being taught wind turbine maintenance and mechanics at local business, Air Streams which provides the on-going classes. The veterans, unemployed, will be able to return home to seek employment in the Wind Turbine field.

The American Legion Auxiliary, local Unit 221, provide necessary grocery staples to the veterans attending the classes. Commander Richard Smith and Adjutant David Graham of American Legion Post 26 from Bakersfield came up for the evening with a load of commodities that would supplement those supplied by the Auxiliary. Members of the local Auxiliary Unit 221 and Past Commander Norm Clendenin of American Legion Post 221 were on hand to play host and greet those attending.

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