Benefit Saturday for Monroe man whose house burned earlier this year

Ben Harden, a member of the American Legion through his membership in the Sons of the American Legion, lost his Monroe home to fire in March of this year. This Saturday, there is a benefit at the American Legion, Post 64 in Monroe to help him recover from the loss. It will be in the form of a Chicken BBQ.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., people can stop by the American Legion at 318 Alcovy Street, Monroe, and purchase a plate for $7. There also will be a drawing for three fishing rods as well as one for a home security system, installed with 1 year subscription.  The cost for these drawings is $1 a ticket or 6 tickets for $5.

Fire at a home on Plantation Drive in Monroe in March 2017. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel
Monroe Assistant Fire Chief Bill Owens said at the time that Harden’s home on Plantation Drive in Monroe was a total loss and Harden lost pretty much everything that was in the home. Firefighters did manage to retrieve an American flag, but it too was badly damaged by the fire. Harden was not in the home at the time. He has been getting help from the American Legion as well as the Red Cross.

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