Published DateLACONIA — Wilkins-Smith Post 1 of the American Legion recently voted to become a smoke free environment, effective immediately.
"The time is right. Our newer veterans are a generation that have grown up with the full knowledge of the negative health effects of tobacco. We want to make our Post a place where these new veterans and the veterans who have been members for years will feel welcome and will enjoy spending time,'' said Toby Knowlton, post commander.
As part of this change in policy, the Post will undertake a top-to-bottom refresh of the facility over the next few months, to include some small updates around the facility. ''Post 1 welcomes members old and new to drop by the Canteen and reacquaint themselves with their fellow post members,'' said Knowlton.
Post 1 holds many events which are open to the public. Bingo is offered every Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m., the Post is holding a "Meat Raffle," a very fun and entertaining way to win complete sets of dinner servings of fresh butchered meats and fish.
The American Legion, Wilkins-Smith Post 1, focuses on service to veterans, service members and the community of the city of Laconia. It is located at 849 North Main Street in Laconia. For more information about Post 1, call 524-9728, or visit on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nhpost1