American Legion Post 25 honors original post commander

American Legion Post 25 in Odessa was awarded a $2,500 grant from New Castle County at a ceremony on July 24 to contribute to the post’s ongoing capital campaign.

Accepting the award was the original post commander, Corbitt Goff, who was also honored at a ceremony by a number of attendees including County Councilman Bill Powers, State Sen. Bethany Hall Long, State Rep. Quinn Johnson, and State Sen. Bruce Ennis.

“We are happy to receive this award. It helps us,” said Goff. “We still have a long way to our goal.”

The current building housing the 100 members of Post 25 is in terrible shape, said Post Commander Ray Abbott. The building’s air conditioning unit was stolen in April.

“It’s stifling in there when it gets hot,” Abbott said.

Post 25 members have to vacate their current building on Route 13 later in the year. The current structure will be demolished to make way for a new paramedic facility.

The post’s headquarters will be temporarily relocated to the old county police building until their new building is completed. The post is still short $300,000 from their goal of $1.5 million to begin construction.