Post 155 Smoking Room Dedication
July 19, 2017 Crystal River Florida – Blanton-Thompson American Legion Post 155 located in Crystal River announces the dedication of their new smoking area. The post received their permanent charter on February 28th, 1951 and was a smoking post located at Hunters Springs Part (Legion Beach) before moving to its present location at 6585 W Gulf to Lake Highway, Crystal River.
Up until 2012 when the dining room became a non smoking area. In June of 2016 the membership voted to construct a suitable smoking area and upon completion the entire post would become non-smoking.
Construction began in April 2017 after a lengthy engineering and permitting process. Construction was completed in June at which time the lounge area was closed and remodeled. The smoking room and lounge was reopened July 7th and has been functioning very well.
The room will be dedicated to Darlis Greene and Rodney Appleby. The two were best friends and were always doing something for the post or our community. Both members have passed in the last few years and this dedication will keep their memories and spirit alive for both present and future members of the post.
The dedication will take place on Saturday July 22nd, 2017 beginning at 12:00pm noon. The ceremony and post will be open to the public from 12:00 to 4:00pm with free food and tours of the building. We will have our veteran’s service officers on hand to assist any veterans, active duty, and or family members with questions about available benefits and claims.