Post 56 Raises $7,000 for Victim of Vicious Assault

November 14, 2013

The American Legion Post 56 dinner/fundraiser for a young woman assaulted in Oyster was a huge success. The Post will present the victim with a check next week for more than $7,000.

Post 56 held a spaghetti and seafood dinner November 9 at the American Legion Hall in Cheriton (click here for story) to support their “Neighbor from the 180th” who was brutally assaulted in October in Oyster.

The event drew a large and festive crowd of nearly 300.  More than 280 meals were served, and the kitchen staff reported over 48 pounds of dry spaghetti were cooked in addition to several gallons of red sauce and over 1,500 clams.


The benefit was further enhanced by a raffle of some 50 items including a kayak, a wood chipper, guitars, original paintings, handcrafted jewelry, helicopter rides, and fishing trips. Over 4,000 raffle tickets were sold.

More than 40 neighbors and friends volunteered their time for the benefit. The organizers want to thank the public and local businesses for the quick response. As one  person said, the event was “extremely successful because the community came together as one in the spirit of the Eastern Shore. Our local businesses gave so much, we didn’t even have to ask. We honestly couldn’t have done it without them. They came to us!”



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