Georgia AmLegion Post 304

This Weblog is for the exclusive use of members of Post 304 of the Georgia American Legion in Kennesaw/Acworth, GA. It may be used for numerous purposes but will be primarily a site for communicating information to our members.

If you wish to post a "blog" on this weblog, please contact me at: dburdette488@bellsouth - I will either post it for your or advise you how to do it yourself.

Snail mailing address for the Post: American Legion Post 304, P.O. Box 15, Kennesaw, GA 30156-0015.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Post 304 National High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest a Huge Success
The annual Oratorical Contest was held at KempMemorial Library on Due West Rd. in Marietta on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Four contestants, representing the North Cobb High Schools of North Cobb, Kennesaw Mountain and Kell competed in a contest that was one of the best Post competitions in recent memory.
Here is Chairmen David Burdette just prior to giving instructions to the audience. The contestants were sequestered elsewhere in the Library and were identified to the audience and judges only by Contestant number.

Commander Larry Lieber and Jr. Vice Commander Fred Gaines are sitting on ready to perform their duties as official Timers for the event.

These were the judges for the Contest, l-r: Doug McKittrick, retired Army Lt. Colonel, Past Post 304 Commander and former District Five and Post 304 Oratorical Chairman Bob Titshaw, and Steve Anderson, recently retired Director of Parks and Recreation Department, Chamblee, GA, and an Able Toastmaster, Bronze Level.

Other Post 304 Legionnaires and significant others who made the event successful were: Sr. Vice Commander Alan Johnson, Tabulator, Junior Vice Commander Richard Ray, Escort, Robert Noles, Chaplain, Larry Hale, Sgt.-at-Arms and Doorkeeper, Nancy Burdette and Barbi Williams, Monitors. Their participation and support is greatly appreciated.

And here are the four Contestants, l-r: Kimber Shealy, senior at Kennesaw Mountain High, Danielle Lash, junior at Kell High, Matt Waldrop, junior at North Cobb High, and Garret McDowell, senior at North Cobb High. This was Kimber and Garrett's second consecutive Post 304 competitions.

And here is the group of Contestants again.

Fourth Place winner and recipient of a $25.00 cash award from Commander Lieber was Garret McDowell of North Cobb.

Third Place and a check for $100 was presented to Matt Waldrop of North Cobb.

Third Place, with a check for $150 was presented to Kimber Shealy, Kennesaw Mountain High, and ... the Winner ....

Danielle Lash - Kell High School, with a check for $200 from the Post. Danielle will compete in the Fifth District Contest at Post 294 in Powder Springs, GA on Saturday morning, February 16, 2008. We know that she will represent North Cobb Post 304 well and we wish her the best of luck.

Post 304 Christmas Party at The Old Mill Restuarant in Acworth
The party was Saturday evening, December 22, 2007. A crowd of about 45 Post 304 Legionnaires and spouses and significant others enjoyed a choice of salmon, beef or chicken. The quarters were a bit tight but it was an enjoyable evening. Our venerable Legionnaire Pat Kelly entertained us at the piano.

And so did Commander Lieber in his elf hat.

Here are the Kettmann's enjoying the evening.

As was Kennesaw Mayor Leonard Church and his daughter.

Wish you all could have been there!