Wallace Skinner, left, and John Lackeos play a game of dominoes during American Legion Post 20’s game day on Saturday. Members of the post, as well as their families, came together to play dominoes, chess, checkers and cards. -- Taylor Holland

Veterans come together for game day at Post 20

Published 8:28pm Saturday, July 14, 2012

Just two days removed from the installation of its eight newest officers, Selma’s American Legion Post 20 hosted a game day Saturday for veterans and their families.

Since the organization only meets once a month, Cmdr. Bob McMasters said he thought organizing a game day for the post’s members and their families would be a great idea that everyone involved would enjoy.

“This gives us all a chance to get together and have fun at least twice a month now,” McMasters said. “We’re not looking for money, we’re just out here to have a good time.”

Veterans played a handful of different games at the event, which ran from noon to 2p.m. at Post 20, including dominoes, chess, checkers and cards. Members also grilled hotdogs and ate lunch together.

“I’m here for the fun of it,” James Tennimon, a member of Post 20 for more than 21 years, said. “We enjoy it. We get to spend time with our comrades and their families, and that’s great. It’s going well, and I hope it continues to do just as well, if not better.”

James Edwards, who was recently installed as the Post 20 service officer, said he was glad the post decided to start game day back up after a hiatus.

“I hope it keeps bringing more people together,” Edwards said. “It’s a fun day for us.”

McMasters said game day would become a staple of the post’s monthly schedule, adding that the organization plans to host the day on the Saturday following their monthly meeting.

“It’s great to be able to come out and enjoy one another,” McMasters said. “We’ve known each for years, and any time there’s a chance to get everyone together, we’ll take it. We always have a good time.”

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