• Special to the Leader & Times
The American Legion, Auxiliary and SALs will convene this weekend for a district convention at the American Legion Post No. 80 at 25 W. Third and the Knights of Columbus Hall at 323 North Kansas in Liberal.
Registration and social will begin Friday evening at the Liberal Inn from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Conference Room Area.
Registration for the Legion is $7 and Auxiliary $6, which is to be paid by each delegate, alternate or guest attending.
Saturday registration is at 8 a.m. The call to order for the joint session will take place at 9 a.m., with Legion members going to the post at 10:15 a.m.
Auxiliary sessions will take place at the Knights of Columbus from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A lunch period will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Social hour will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a banquet scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Liberal High School band students under the direction of Lance Burnett.
Saturday’s guest speaker will be Eric Ford, and there will be an auction to benefit American Legion veterans and programs.
Sunday, registration begins at 9 a.m., with a memorial service to take place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Sessions to finalize business will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon or shortly after.
Department Commander Gaylord Sanneman and Department President Karen Cook, plus other department officials and candidates will making appearances at the convention.
To pre-register or RSVP or for more information, call 624-2964. Liberal Inn is the host motel. Call 624-7254 or 800-458-4667. Mention you are with the American Legion for a special rate.