George F. Axt Nurses Scholarship Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2021

CONTACT: MARGARET FRONTERA 201-264-4622

“BERGEN COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION & AUXILIARY TO HOST NURSES’ SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER”

BERGEN COUNTY — Continuing a tradition of almost 70 years, the Bergen County American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are hosting the annual George F. Axt Memorial Fund dinner to benefit scholarships awarded to nursing school applicants. The event will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Joseph M. Lane American Legion Post 136 in Lodi. Reservations are $15 each and include dinner, coffee and dessert. Dance music will be provided by a DJ.

A life member of The American Legion, George F. Axt belonged to American Legion Post 78 in Englewood and served as Bergen County Commander in 1952. While serving as County Commander, he originated the “Bergen County Legion & Auxiliary Fund” to raise money for nursing school scholarships. Upon his death, the name of the fund was changed to the “George F. Axt Memorial Fund” in his honor.

Checks may be made payable to “BCAL,” with “George F. Axt Memorial Fund” referenced in the memo portion of the check. Mail to: Vincent Martorano, BCAL Finance Officer, 83 Hook Mountain Road, Montville, NJ 07045-9619. Additional info: 201-264-4622 or email alaunit136lodinj@gmail.com.

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Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

Bergen County Education Association John S. Hogan Foundation