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Tyrrell American Legion post restricts activities

Scuppernong Post 182 of the American Legion in Columbia has canceled its April meeting and a property-maintenance workday, Post Commander Leroy Spivey announced Mar.31.

“After talking with the Post Executive Committee members,” Spivey emailed Legionnaires, “we decided to be in 100% compliance with the Governor’s order to restrict gathering of groups and his “Stay at Home Order” until April 29. Practicing social order by keeping six feet from everyone, and other issues that have been created by COVID-19, we will not be having our monthly meeting on April 13. We likewise will not have our scheduled work day on April 25. I’m sure this comes as no surprise to anyone.”

Spivey said post leadership “will monitor the situation from day to day” and decide later about the May meeting and workday.

“I’m asking each member to reach out to other members from time to time to check on them and their families,” he recommended. “Let’s keep the Legion spirit going and look out for our members and lend a hand when needed.”

Scuppernong Post 182 was organized in 1929. Its members meet monthly on second Monday evening at Norman Smith Legion Beach north of Columbia.

Current U.S. armed forces members and honorably discharged veterans who served at any time from Dec. 7, 1941, to the present are eligible for American Legion membership.