A group of local contractors partnered together to help save Appleton American Legion Club’s renowned Friday Fish Fry.
More than 12,000 American Legion posts closed for at least part of the pandemic leaving some posts in financial trouble. To give new life to American Legion Post 38 in Appleton, UA Local 400, Boldt, and Bassett Mechanical along with other area contractors donated $70,000 in labor and materials to remodel the kitchen. Bassett Mechanical was proud to support by donating all the plumbing materials.
“Bassett Mechanical is a longstanding supporter of our community. When we see a need, we try to help in any way we can. We believe that by sharing our time, talent, and resources, we can make a difference in the communities where we live and work. With everyone’s help, we’re excited to see the American Legion’s Friday Fish Fry is back on the menu,” said Patty Van Ryzin, Vice President of Human Resources.
Bassett Mechanical supports interests and causes close to the hearts of our Bassett Mechanical family of associates, customers, and local partners. Doug Verhagen, Plumbing Project Specialist, helped organize the distribution of materials for the project.
“I volunteer because I enjoy the opportunity to give back to my community. Knowing that a few hours of my time can have a world of impact on local people and organizations makes each moment meaningful,” said Verhagen.
After being closed for two weeks due to construction, the Legion’s kitchen reopened on June 3rd for its highly anticipated Friday Fish Fry.