Keenan-Stahl Boys & Girls Club received a $10,000 donation from American Legion Post 355 Aug. 22. Tim Kirkpatrick (left), commander of the post’s Sons of the Legion, presented the check to Bob White (seated), president of the club’s board of directors.
Also seen is Mark Duhamell, the Sons’ finance officer. White had approached Kirkpatrick for a $1,000 donation to help fund the club’s back-to-school night. One can only imagine the look on White’s face when Kirkpatrick said they would contribute $10,000, of which the post wants $2,000 earmarked for the club’s Christmas dinner.
White said the board was shocked when it got news of the gift. “It’s the largest donation given to the board in a long time,” he said. The pool served as an appropriate backdrop for the picture as White played a key role in getting it reopened.
About $4,400 of the donation came from the post’s golf outing. “We just want to filter the money back into the community,” Kirkpatrick said.