On the evening of March 10, members of the Vergennes American Legion and guests will celebrate the local Post's 91st birthday with a baked ziti dinner. Following dinner, Marguerite Senecal of Vergennes will be presented the Community Service Award.
The award is given annually to a local non-Legionnaire for sustained dedicated service to the Greater Vergennes community.
A happy hour will kick off the festivities at 6 p.m. followed by dinner served at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Post located at 100 Armory Ln. in Vergennes.
Vergennes Post 14 was chartered in 1920 and today continues the original Legion mission. The local Legion family includes, in addition to Post 14, Unit 14 of the American Legion Auxiliary and Squadron 14 of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL).
Longtime Vergennes resident Senecal was chosen as the Community Service Awardee for this year in recognition of her many years of service to the Little City, most notably for being the prime force behind Vergennes Day and the French Heritage festival. In addition, she has been deeply involved in the Vergennes Holiday Stroll for years.
A number of Legion, Auxiliary and SAL dignitaries from throughout Addison County and Vermont will also be in attendance. The dinner will be prepared and served by members of the Auxiliary.