By Kris Leonhardt
NASONVILLE — Four central Wisconsin dairies were recently recognized for their service to Wisconsin veterans and by supporting the mission of Camp American Legion.
Camp American Legion is located just southeast of Minocqua in the American Legion State Forest and provides rest, recuperation, and rehabilitation for Wisconsin veterans who have physical and psychological medical conditions as well as their families.
The camp is funded solely by the state’s American Legion, which relies on the business sector to provide other support.
“In the past the Camp American Legion would send out letters to the people that would make donations to help run the camp,” said Jim Kitchen, who serves as second vice commander for the 7th District of the American Legion. “The people that stay there, room, board, meals, everything is all free, (including) the activities. They pay for nothing.
“The funding in order to keep the camp up and functional, which has been in operation since 1925, is all through the support of all members of the American Legion family in the state of Wisconsin, … so the direct support from the dairies and the other businesses throughout the last couple of years (helps) support the mission in the state of Wisconsin.”
Local dairies recognized for their contributions at an awards ceremony held Oct. 31 at Nasonville Dairy were Grassland Dairy, Greenwood; Lynn Dairy, Granton; Mullins Cheese, Mosinee; and Nasonville Dairy, Marshfield.
For more on Camp American Legion, visit wilegion.org/page/content/services/camp-american-legion.