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American Legion Auxiliary Holds Paint and Drink Event

The Palatine American Legion Auxiliary Post 690 is holding a Vino van Gogh Paint, Drink & be Merry fundraiser which is open to the public at Noon and runs until approximately 2:30 PM on Sunday, January 12th at Lamplighters 60 North Bothwell Street in Palatine to raise funds for Legion Family Charities.

“If you are a budding artist or just want to try to paint a piece of art, this project is for you,” said Lisa Wente, Co-Chair of the Project.  “You’ll receive step by step instructions on how to create your own version of the painting Red Poppies and enjoy a drink while you’re painting.”

The fee is $40.00 per person and Vino van Gogh supplies all the art supplies.  Advanced registration is available at vinogogh.com.  Due to the nature of the fundraiser no discounts, gift certificates or social media coupons will be accepted.  Vino Van Gogh will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Legion Family Charities, according to Project Co-Chair Nicolle Carfagnini.

“We are always looking for new members for the American Legion Auxiliary,” said Pat Kowalski, Auxiliary President.  “If you are interested in supporting those individuals who have defended our country then the Auxiliary is the organization for you.  If you have any questions on the American Legion Auxiliary or any of our activities call us at 847-359-1606.”

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has almost one million members in nearly 10,500 units. The Auxiliary administers volunteer programs for veterans as well as within the community and is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.  Through units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary raises money to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities.

The Palatine Auxiliary holds their monthly general meeting on the second Thursday of the month except in July and August at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine.  For further information on The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 690, any of their sponsored events or for membership write to the American Legion Auxiliary, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067, call them at 847-359-1606 or visit www.alpost690.us.

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