Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Foundation Donates Ice Machine to the Exeter Legion

Alan Emshoff left, and Alan Songster, right are pictured with the new ice machine that was donated to the Exeter American Legion.

A new ice machine was recently donated to the Exeter American Legion by the Exeter Community Foundation.  
Foundation board member Alan Emshoff noted "We saw there was a need in the community and this was a good place for the money to be spent.  This will not only help out the Legion but also have a great impact for the community as the ice is used by the Exeter Ball Association, Exeter Volunteer Fire Department, Exeter Cub Scouts and the Exeter Chamber of Commerce."
Alan Songster, the Exeter Post 218 American Legion Commander spoke on behalf of the Legion, "The Legion and community are very appreciative of the Foundation's donation.  The old ice machine was purchased used and had many repairs this past year. Bob Dumpert spent a lot of time keeping the old machine running."
Although the new machine has a slightly smaller footprint than the old machine, new technology helps it produce a greater quantity of ice in a shorter amount of time. As the largest hall available for rent in Exeter, the new ice machine will be a welcome addition to the facility.
The Exeter Community Foundation was established in 2008 and is "dedicated to the improvement and long-term viability of the Community," according to their website.
Towards that end, the Foundation also recently donated funds to the Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman's club to help continue their Arbor Day tree program which welcomes new babies to the community.

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