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Lady Lake, Florida and Post 347

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Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE SL3537832

Before I write about American Legion Post 347, the largest post in the world I want those not familiar with the area to understand the geography of Lady Lake.  Lady Lake founded as a railroad town in 1887 and is where The Villages began in the 1980’s as Orange Blossom Gardens a small mobile home park.  Today a section of The Villages is located in Lady Lake and the 32159 zip code can be either Lady Lake or The Villages, it all has to do with the postal service as part of Sumter County uses the Lady Lake post office.  If you see a Lady Lake address it might be in The Villages with all the same amenities, not sure just ask me!

Located less than a mile from The Villages in Lady Lake is American Legion Post 347 the largest post in the world with over 7,000 members.  I could fill a page of the support the post does for the community, youth programs, food drives, kids to camps, Honor Flights, Boys and Girl Scouts, sharing medical equipment at no cost to the community, high school sports programs and Thanksgiving and Christmas time giving food baskets and gift cards to needy local families.

This is a very active post serving it’s members and fundraising for all the different causes, their online calendar has at least one event per day and some days 2 or 3 events.  When I am working with a client from out of the area I ask if they are involved in The American Legion at home, if yes I give them directions and tell them to stop in and visit this great organization!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

www.DickBetts.com

 

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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When I first saw Post 347 I thought it was your 347 post on ActiveRain, haha.  I don't think I have ever been to an American Legion.

Mar 28, 2023 05:37 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England actually 698 post!  Great organization!

Mar 28, 2023 05:40 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Just another place for us past Military to drink. Happy Taco Tuesday, and thanks for the share. Bill 

Mar 28, 2023 05:52 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Bill Salvatore - East Valley and they sure do enjoy life at that post!

Mar 28, 2023 05:52 AM
Phyllis Ross
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Realtor Central Kansas Residential Sales

Delightful information Dick Betts! Thank you for sharing. Have a magnificent day and a very blessed week.

Mar 28, 2023 06:17 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The American Legin is highly civic minded wherever they are.  I just found my citation from them from my grammar school graduation as the 1st in my class. It was all downhill after that

Mar 28, 2023 06:19 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Dick the largest American Legion in the world, that is impressive.  Thank you for the great information to share with us here in your blog.  Make it a great day!

Mar 28, 2023 07:34 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Thanks Phyllis Ross hope all is well with you as well!

Mar 28, 2023 08:09 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Will Hamm yes here in The Villages we do things in a BIG way!

Mar 28, 2023 08:09 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Ed Silva yes it's tough to peak at such a young age!

Mar 28, 2023 08:10 AM