Submitted by Maryann Doherty
Plans have been completed for the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner held annually for close to fifty years by the Madison-Florham Park American Legion Auxiliary Unit #43. The event will take place at the Legion Post Home, 20 Ridgedale Avenue in Florham Park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The donation for a dinner will be $15, children under 12 will be $5. A sandwich with a side will be $10. Dessert is included with each selection.
Funds raised in the past have made it possible to send delegates to Jersey Girls State each June from Madison, Hanover Park and Chatham High Schools, provide gifts for the Valerie Fund for Children with Cancer and Blood Diseases, support Family Promise which assists the homeless of Morris County, as well as provide financial support to Auxiliary Academic Scholarships on the National, State and County levels.
Past Unit President Frances Derin of Florham Park is chairman of the dinner committee. Sons of the Legion member George West of Morristown will be volunteering in the kitchen assisted by Unit member Yvonne Chapman of Madison.
The ladies of Unit #43 invite all residents to join them for dinner on March 17 to show support for the volunteer work they do for veterans, children and the communities in the area.