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Northern Area Ball Cancelled

Hello Fellow Legionnaires,

Due to the recent circumstances with the Corona-virus 2019 (COVID-19) the Northern Area Ball is hereby canceled. We had over 100 Legion Family members who were going to attend, including the Department Commander; Department ALA President as well as the SAL Detachment Commander. I want to thank American Legion Post #155 Family for their dedication and hard work in preparing for the Northern Area Ball.

I would like to thank those who participated in the 2020 Northern Area Ball Program and those who already donated to the “Basket of Cheer” Raffle as this was one of the ways the Northern Area Commander raises funds for the ongoing “Northern Area Boys State Scholarship FUND” as well as other American Legion Family and Department Commander Charities.

Yes, expenses have already been occurred for the preparation of the Northern Area Ball that was just a week away, However, I will refund those who would want a Full or Partial Refund. Those who would like to donate to the expenses; tickets with your name on it will be placed in the Basket of Cheer which American Legion Post #155 had already started to sell tickets for that is loaded with many of your favorite bottles.

Again, it tears my Heart to cancel this Ball as it would of been a solemn event as my Father John “Jack” Kraemer was the Northern Area Commander 1988-1989 and his Ball was also held at American Legion Post #155. I feel this year my Father was with me as I traveled around the Northern Area as well as the rest of the State helping our Veterans, Children & Youth, Communities and our VA Hospitals.

If you had made a Hotel Reservation at the Hampton Inn please call them at 352-564-6464 to cancel your Reservation so you will NOT be charged. As of right now, American Legion Post #155 will still be open conducting business as usual with a few events canceled.

Please call (352-287-1400) or email ([email protected]) my Husband PDC Jay Conti Sr, on your Refund Request and he will get it processed in the upcoming days. I have attached a copy of the 2020 Northern Area Ball Program as you can see those who have sponsored the Ball and who is running for office. Please everyone be safe and enjoy “Family-Time” with this slight down time we will be having.

Download Program


Marie K. Conti
Northern Area Commander