The Post held three day events annually called the American Legion Festival starting in 1936 until at least 1947 with the exception of 1942/3 when the Post held a Defense Parade due to WWII. Besides donations from the business people and wholesalers, the Post received donations from the Town, held dances at Blackistone’s Pavilion, sold soft drinks, sold registration badges, held Most Popular Girl contests, turkey shoots, oyster roasts, and regattas, The net receipts from these fundraisers went into the building fund.

A baseball game, Legion Parade, baby contest, beauty contest and dances. State Commander Charles W. Crush attended. There were cash prizes for the best junior drum & bugle corps in the parade. The Fredericksburg Post sent Boy Scouts to march in the parade. They camped outdoors on the beach.

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