ROSCOMMON – In 2001, Roscommon Post #96 of the Michigan American Legion sent its first two boys state delegates to the Michigan American Legion Boys State Program.
Every year the Michigan American Legion creates the 51st State of the Union and sends delegates to the program. Delegates learn, by their active participation, how representative government works.
Twenty years later, Roscommon Post #96 has sent 68 young men and ladies to the American Legion Boys, Girls, and Student Trooper programs. The post could not do this without the assistance of several individuals and organizations.
The post recognized Duane Pinkelman, Don Croff and Robert Kellogg, who have actively recruited these young men and women.
From Roscommon High School, the post recognized James (Jim) Perialas who has spent 20 years recruiting these youngsters. The post recognized Perialas with a boy’s state certificate of appreciation.
As for organizations, the post plans to formally recognize the Roscommon Rotary Club since it which has sponsored many of these youngsters.
For information on participating on any of these programs contact Sherman at 989-370-6770.