Project Be Somebody to help Legion

LEAVITTSBURG – Members of Project Be Somebody, who have helped many groups and individuals through fundraising and projects, will be starting a new project to help local veterans.

Lisa and Troy Booze with the organization said the group will be working on “a special project” to help American Legion Post 699 on South Leavitt Road.

Troy said the legion hall is in need of repairs due to aging with all the members of the legion getting older, with the youngest member in the mid-60s.

“People in the community have come forward asking that Project Be Somebody help with this project. This is a project the members all wanted to be part of,” Lisa said.

Lisa said they want to show appreciation for the veterans who fought for the country’s freedom by helping them have a new updated legion hall. Fundraising has already started.

Lisa said work needing done includes painting, landscaping, interior ceiling repairs, bathroom, kitchen and lighting upgrades.

“There have been very few upgrades and repairs to the building over the years,” Troy said.

Donations can be sent to 6403 Kale Adams Road. Checks may be made to Project Be Somebody, with the memo indicating American Legion Post 699.

Recently, Project Be Somebody and Leavittsburg Church of God co-sponsored an Easter egg hunt at the Johnson Community Center.

Lisa Booze said close to 20,000 plastic eggs were filled with candy and placed on the community center grounds for the children to gather.

As part of a program, local prisoner volunteered to help fill the eggs with toys and candy, Booze said.

Different age groups had eggs hunts in addition to an egg hunt for special needs children, she said.

Pastor Mark Rasey of the church said they were glad to be part of the event for children and working with Project Be Somebody.