Fundraiser for nurses scholarships planned May 16 at Pequot Lakes Legion
In 1978, after being sponsored by the Brainerd post, Voiture Post #754 (40&8) chose to go on its own. Participating were Pequot Lakes, Pine River, Crosslake and Nisswa Legions.
The post’s only goal has been nurses training. Every year the goal is to sponsor two $500 nurses scholarships to anyone wanting to go into that field.
Over the past 36 years the only fundraiser has been a Swiss steak dinner; but times have changed, and after these 36 years the dinner policy will change.
At one time as many as 300 dinners were served, but people’s choice of food has also changed and numbers have dwindled. So the people who have supported the 40&8 scholarships through the years have chosen to go to a prime rib sandwich dinner, possibly with an option of a walleye sandwich dinner, starting May 16.
Anyone interested in a nurses scholarship is encouraged to contact members of the Voiture Post #754 (40&8).