The Tillsonburg Legion is doing what it can to stay afloat as the province navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A major bottle drive fundraiser for the Legion has been planned the next two weekends, July 24-26 and July 31-August 2.
“We have the bottle drive coming up this weekend,” said Dianne Hodges, Tillsonburg Branch 153 president, Royal Canadian Legion.
Bring your bottles, cans, or anything that can be returned to The Beer Store to the Legion’s back parking lot at 16 Durham Street. Drop-offs can be made from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. each day of the bottle drive starting Friday, July 24.
The local Legion hosted its first curbside pickup Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner event on July 11th and had a positive response from the community.
“We actually sold out – 175 dinners,” said Hodges, noting the Legion had no income from the time it closed in March until July, and the support was appreciated.
It took a team of volunteers, including cooks, people putting hot food into takeout containers, and another three-person team outside making sure customers got their orders safely.