American Legion Post has place to call home in Davis County

Sep 24 2013 - 6:32pm

FARMINGTON -- American Legion Post 27 has found a permanent home in the historic Davis County Memorial Courthouse.

On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission approved a long term lease with the local American Legion Post to provide the group a room to operate out of in the old courthouse.

The lease agreement between the two parties involves no monetary payment.

The office space, Room 116 A, will provide the group with 1,070 square-feet of space effective immediately, according to county officials.

The county courthouse is located at 28 E. State Street in downtown Farmington.

"This is a great group that has served our country well," Davis County Commissioner Louenda Downs said.

This agreement helps facilitate a place for the group to meet, Downs said.

Providing the space to the local American Legion Post is something the county can now do due to the recent construction of its three-story Davis County Administrative Office building.

"Thank you from the 19,000 veterans in Davis County," said Paula Stephenson, vice-commander of American Legion Post 27 for the Department of Utah.

"There is not a lot of meeting space in south Davis County, and this will help facilitate that," Stephenson said.

For years the local American Legion has been reserving space at different locations in order to host its meetings, Stephenson said. This will be the first time the group has had a permanent place to put all of its flags, literature and offer an office for grief counseling, she said.

"We're picking up our keys (Tuesday)," Stephenson said, excited for the move.

The local post -- once they have moved of its stuff in -- will host an open house for its new home, she said. For now, that date is undetermined.

For further information or for an application to join the American Legion Department of Utah visit www.POST27.org

Contact reporter Bryon Saxton at 801-625-4244 or bsaxton@standard.net, or follow him on Twitter at @BryonSaxton.

 

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