American Legion hosts Pop-Up Market, provides community services

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Commentary by Beth Applegate

Zionsville’s Wednesday Pop-Up Market fills a void for those seeking a Farmers Market-style shopping experience in the middle of the week — including fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more. The market, facing space restrictions in the Boone Village parking lot, recently relocated to the nearby parking lot of Zionsville American Legion Post 79 at 9950 E 600 S. It is open every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Stop by to see your favorite vendors, and if you’re hungry, step inside the Legion, where the kitchen is open serving home-cooked meals for dine-in or carry-out.

This is just one of the many ways that the Zionsville American Legion supports the local community. The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

We work with local youth by sponsoring a Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack.  We sponsor youth Little League and football teams. We provide an educational scholarship. We support Boone County Child Advocacy Center, Children’s Welfare Foundation and help families in need, especially during the Christmas season.

The Zionsville American Legion also visits and supports veterans at Zionsville Meadows, Crawford Manor, Indiana Veterans’ Home in West Lafayette and Indianapolis Veterans’ Hospital. If you know of a veteran who could use help or would like someone to visit them, just let us know.

Of course, we also work directly with current and retired military personnel and families. We provide access to counseling and financial assistance, donate to homeless veterans, provide military funeral honors and much more.

If you want to know more about Zionsville American Legion Post 79 volunteer programs, or know someone who could use our services, please contact us via email, post79@att.net, or by phone, 317-873-3105, or our website, post79zionsville.com.

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