Clipped From The Orlando Sentinel
8 Seminole 1 1) -jnl ; i I fl p""-;'. c-' ......... (TH1 (l.ntln.l Star Photo by day Powill) VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS PRESERVE A BIT OF HISTORY ... WWW' Post Finds 'Beauty SANFORD - Some -buildings, like people, grow beautiful with age: their wood and brick wear time-stained crevices and walls ring with barely audible laughter. That's the kind of building Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10108, was looking for when the group leased the old log cabin (as old as some members) on Seminole Boulevard, said commander John D. Benske. THE GROUP, comprised of veterans from two world wars, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, are leasing the handmade native palm log cabin from the city for $1 a year. f ftentinrl fttar Thursday, May It, 1174 Sanford log cabin is 64 years old The first two months in' their new headquarters have been spent restoring the interior of the cabin, which contains one ' large room with a fireplace, an office and storage rooms, he said. The cabin will be used for monthly meetings of the posts' 125 members and ladies' auxiliary with 50 members. "JUST la YEARS ago, we had an active membership of only 17," said Benske, who added the cabin, built in 1920 by the American Legion, will be the first official headquarters the five- year-old group has had. The building has also 9 , been occupied by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Fleet Reserve over the past 44 years, he added. "Restoration was made with donated material and labor. Our furniture has been donated by Stewart Mobile Homes," he added. A COLORFUL Cross of Malta handpainted by N. A. Harkey adorns the front of the building along with colors donated by the ladies auxiliary, Benske said. The flagpole outside was donated by Bill Burns. The group, which helps support a National Children's Home and veteran hospitals throughout the U.S., will install new officers Saturday. .