FL Legion hosts Third District Convention this weekend

Cliff Buchan
News Editor

It will be a weekend for Legionnaires in Forest Lake.

American Legion Post 225, 355 W. Broadway Ave., is playing host to the Third District Conventions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

More than 200 Legion members and their spouses and guests are expected to attend, said Krista Goodyear, Post 225 commander. Delegates from 67 Third District Legion posts, Auxiliary units and Sons of the American Legion units will be in Forest Lake.

A pirates theme has been selected for the convention’s opening social event.

The festivities will commence on Friday night with a “Buccaneer Bash” social gathering at 7 p.m.

District delegates will convene on Saturday.

Saturday’s schedule includes the annual business meeting.

Forest Lake Mayor Chris Johnson will be on hand to greet the Legionnaire members on Saturday morning.

Third District Commander Rosemary Niesen of Waconia is slated to attend the convention. Pat Logan from Bayport will be installed as the new district commander during Saturday’s business session.

An evening banquet will cap Saturday’s full agenda of Third District business.

The convention will conclude on Sunday morning with a memorial program at Lakeside Memorial Park where all fallen comrades from the Third District will be remembered. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. and the public is welcome to attend.