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Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 receives renovations

Military veterans and American Legion members Louis Pelletier, far left, Reggie Deschaine, center and Edmund Pelletier, work on renovations at the Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 in Fort Kent, Monday morning.

Volunteers and contractors have been doing work a little bit at a time for about a year. “We are not in a rush,” Edmond Pelletier said. Renovations inside include an all new kitchen and meeting area, two new bathrooms and a new handicap accessible ramp. On the outside, new siding was installed and there will be a covered porch and new door on the east side of the building, once the work is completed. All new tables and chairs also were purchased. This summer’s tag sale generated much needed funds and the organization is on track to complete the project. The Legion hosts a monthly free breakfast for veterans and the group regularly takes part in community festivals, often selling food and refreshments. The local Legion has approximately 160 members, Pelletier said.   (Don Eno)

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