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Legion to host Annual 123 Sale, Auxiliary Bake Sale and more

By Staff | Feb 26, 2019

For the third year in a row, American Legion Post 123 is offering up special deals and tasty treats – with all the proceeds from its two events to benefit local veterans and a scholarship program.

The legion will host its Annual 123 Sale on March 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. and March 2-3 from noon to 6 p.m., while the annual Auxiliary Bake Sale will take place on March 2-3 from noon to 6 p.m.

In addition, there will be a Backyard Barbecue on March 3 from noon to 8 p.m.

“This is our third year doing it,” Manager Becky Skog said of the two sales.

“It’s just to clean out our house, get rid of things we don’t need anymore, and raise money for the veterans,” she added.

Proceeds from the 123 Sale benefit the Lee County Veterans’ Village.

“And they take everything that’s leftover from the sale,” Skog said, citing clothing and more.

Last year, the Annual 123 Sale raised $1,000.

Organizers are hoping to raise the same or more this year.

“We don’t price anything, everything is just a donation,” she said. “People are very generous.”

Now through Feb. 26, the legion is still accepting donations of items.

“We pretty much accept everything,” Skog said.

For the Auxiliary Bake Sale, the members bake a variety of treats for visitors to choose from – homemade cookies, pies, cakes, breads and cupcakes – which are wrapped up nice.

“We price the big things, like a whole pie or cake, but we don’t price the individual things,” she said, explaining that the smaller items are available for a donation just like in the Annual 123 Sale.

The proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Program.

Last year, the legion raised $700 in the bake sale.

Those swinging by on March 3 will have barbecue options to go with their dessert.

“He’s going to smoke some pork roasts and it’s going to be pulled pork, and then he’s going to do brats,” Skog said. “It’ll have potato salad and baked beans probably with it.”

The community is encouraged to stop by.

“There’s something new every year,” she said. “And it helps support the veterans.”

For more information, call 239-472-9979.

The American Legion Post 123 is at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel.