Two worthwhile programs for veterans in Arkansas will benefit from the Aug. 31 American Legion Golf Classic to be held at Indian Hills Golf Course. The four person scramble hosted by Legion Post 333 in Fairfield Bay will tee off at 8 a.m.
Each year, the president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Arkansas selects a veterans program as the fundraising challenge for his term. Last year’s program was the Veterans Day Care Program at the Fort Roots Veterans Center in North Little Rock. This program provides a place for families to have their loved one cared for on a short term or daily basis while the normal care giver is working or, if they simply need a short respite from their daily routine.
This year’s program is called Operation ReStart. This program takes applications from homeless veterans and screens them to ensure that they will care for their home if selected. Then, a used mobile home is purchased, renovated, outfitted with furniture and furnishings including dishes and cookware, and situated at the location chosen by the veteran.
For information about playing contact the Indian Hills Pro Shop at 884-6034. There will be gift items, food and prizes including a drawing.