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
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