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Luncheon, auction to support local troops

A "Support Our Troops" luncheon and silent auction will take place in Alexandria on Saturday, September 11 at Fat Daddy's Bar and Grill, 115 30th Avenue East.

Sponsored by the American Legion Post 87 and members of the community, the event will support the local National Guard Unit, Alpha Company 194th, which has been alerted for possible deployment next spring.

Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The silent auction will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Those unable to attend may send monetary donations with checks payable to American Legion Post 87. For more information, contact Owen Miller, American Legion commander, at (320) 763-4845.

The event coincides with the dedication of the new Veterans Affairs clinic in Alexandria, which will take place that same day at 1 p.m. at 515 22nd Avenue East. (Extra parking will be available at Garden Center Lanes.)