Legion Memorial sign gets a facelift

Published 9:32 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

When a U-Haul truck pulls into the Legion Memorial Park cemetery on NC 801 South and tries to leave going under the metal archway at the entrance, the truck may be too high and the metal arch could be bent and damaged.

That is exactly what happened.

A witness got the license number and the driver of the truck paid for all the damage to the archway.

An initial repair quote was high and local welder, Lonnie “String Bean” Campbell drove by and said he could fix the problem.

Campbell and VFW Commander Wayne Seamon worked together to erect the long time standing archway to the cemetery.

The Food Lion Winston Salem/Lexington Region store managers, assistant managers and director of operations was in Cooleemee with the third annual Pack A Lunch Day supporting Food Lion Feeds.

For three hours, Davie County school age children were encouraged to come and pack their lunch for the day in a Food Lion backpack. Almost 200 children a free lunch for the day.

Food Lion Feeds has a goal of serving 500 million meals to local communities and food bank partners by 2020.