Benefit dinner

Belfast American Legion Post 43 will be hosting a $10 prime rib dinner with all the fixings on Friday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Legion Post, 143 Church St., Belfast. The money raised will help support veterans with emergency fuel assistance and the Garry Owen Transitional Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Searsmont. In addition, a 50/50 raffle is planned. This benefit dinner is open to the public. For more information, please call the Belfast American Legion at 338-1202.


February Fling Spa Day Raffle will help raise funds to support the Maine Troop Greeters and the Museum Endowment Fund. The Spa Package for two is valued at $500. Raffle ends Feb. 27, with the drawing to be held Feb. 28.

The first place Spa Day Package includes the following: One night for two at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Bangor, dinner for two at the Sheraton’s Godfrey’s Grill, two massages (courtesy of Take Care Spa), spa robes and slippers (courtesy of the Troop Greeters Marketing & Fundraising Committee), chocolates and chocolate roses (from Specialty Sweets in Bangor) and spa products and champagne (courtesy of individual Troop Greeters)

Second prize is dinner for two from Poole's Place for Steaks & More in Milo ($50 gift certificate) and third prize is an Edible Bouquet Arrangement from Edible Arrangements in Bangor (value up to $59).

There are several ways you can enter the raffle: Visit the Maine Troop Greeters Room at the Bangor Airport Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; online at by making your donation through PayPal (select the organizational mission button and please add a comment on the raffle when you use this option); or mail your entry to Maine Troop Greeters & Museum, c/o February Raffle, 287 Godfrey Blvd., Box 6, Bangor, ME 04401.

Free luncheon for women veterans

Augusta American Legion Fitzgerald Cummings Post 2 offers a great opportunity for all women veterans to connect on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will include morning refreshments, free lunch, guest speakers, door prizes and more. The event will be held at the American Legion, 294 Capital St., Augusta. For more information and to RVSP, please call Soraya Umphrey at 582-4091 or email her at You do not have to be a Legion member to attend this event.

Joy Asuncion is an Honor Flight Maine board member, Maine Troop Greeter and Maine State Ambassador for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. You can reach Joy at or 930-5640.