American Legion Hosts Christmas Party for Children

LACONIA — American Legion Post 1 recently hosted a Christmas Party for about 45 children and grandchildren of post members. There were crafts, home-made Christmas cards, face painting and a visit from Santa himself. All children were treated to french fries, hot dogs, punch and ice cream as well as gifts from Santa.

The Post 1 Sons of the American Legion purchased, wrapped and delivered about $1,000 worth of gifts and clothing to the most needy children of the Laconia elementary schools. First names, age , gender and sizes were provided by the school staff.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1 of Laconia provided gifts and a small party for shut-in veterans at Belknap County Home, Genesis, and the St. Francis Home during the week preceding Christmas.