Every year the American Legion Nationally and locally conduct a oratorical contest. Each year the local Post have Oratorical chairman who search for qualified candidates at the Post level. This year, Post 16 Newton’s chairman is Troy Poovey, Adjutant of Post 16 Newton. Adjutant Poovey presented one candidate from Post 16 to speak in front of Judges which moves the candidate to the District Legion level which will be held at Post 48, Hickory on Saturday, January 24, 2014. American Legion Post 16 Newton is proud to present Mr. Logan Riley as the Post 16 candidate for district level competition. Hopefully, Logan will move on from district level, to division level, state and then national competition. All members of Post 16 Newton are pulling for and supporting Logan Riley at his next level of competition. Logan attends Maiden High School and is pictured below with Adjutant Poovey and his father after his talk before judges. Good Luck Logan!
Post 16 Newton would like to thank Boy Scout Troop 303 associated with Mays Chapel United Methodist Church for aiding in the task of retiring all the American Flags that have been turned into the Post and left at our doorstep to retire in a proper manner. Post 16 Newton accumulates hundreds of stars and stripes flags to retire each year. This year, 2014, Troop 303 has volunteered to retire these flags in the proper manner. Post 16 Newton sincerely appreciates this service. Our hats are off to Troop 303.
Peggy Isaac, 24 year and Paid Up For Life member of American Legion Post 16 Newton was honored by Robbie Bennett Funeral Home of Catawba County for her devoted service respecting Catawba County veterans & families with military rights at their funerals. Peggy has been a member of Post 16 Newton for 24 years. She served as Post Commander in 2001-2002, has been the honor guard commander for 24 years as well as serving as Sergeant at Arms of the post for the past 8 years and currently serves as a member of the Post Executive Committee. Peggy’s picture was on the cover of the Observers “Outlook Magazine” which was presented to Peggy in permanent display by Bennett Funeral Home of Catawba County. Display and picture featured below:
Peggy Issac – Honor Guard Commander American Legion Post 16 Newton