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Delafield Legion pledging to get major makeover

The annual Coon Feed Dinner, which helps support the Delafield American Legion Post 196, may not feel so cramped after a new building is constructed for the Legion.

Plans are under way to replace the 60-year-old, 1,800-square-foot modular army barracks being used by the Legion. The new facility will be 4,800 square feet.

General manager Kelly Bukowsky said the new building will include a meeting hall with capacity for 290 people and will include ADA-compliant restrooms, food service facilities and a fire sprinkler system. The second phase of the project will involve replacement of kitchen appliances and construction of a new driveway.

A $200,000 fund-raising campaign began June 12.

Selection of a general contractor and construction will occur once a minimum of $150,000 is raised. The Legion is hoping for donated materials and services, as well as monetary contributions.

The Legion will appear before the Delafield Plan Commission on Wednesday, June 30, with design plans, which were donated by Heartland Group LLC of Hartland.

The annual Coon Feed, the annual Fishoree and annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Legion attracts up to 300 people per event. The Coon Feed will be celebrating its 84th event in January, and is one of the most popular affairs in the Lake County area.

I am pleased to announce that it will be my first Coon Feed. My contributions will be used to support the Legion’s youth sports programs.

The Legion is located near Lapham Peak State Park, 333 N. Lapham Peak Road, Delafield.

Keith Barber is a data reporter at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (414) 225-1821.

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