Named after Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient and a Sumter, SC native, Major “General George L. Mabry, Post 182” began its service to the community in 1992 when General James B. Allen initiated the Post though Dept. of South Carolina.
We are a Community Service Post with emphasis on local as well as national activities.
We sponsor the Veterans at the C.M. Tucker Nursing Center in Columbia SC, bringing smiles and joy every other Thursday with Bojangles’ Sausage & Biscuits and Ice Cream & (homemade) Cake for whosever birthday it might be for that month. We also have these Vets in our Veterans Day parade and we hold a special Fourth of July Flag Raising ceremony at the Center. Every Christmas we bring along Santa to the delight of everyone there.
Every home game of the Gamecocks, we sell parking spaces to which the proceeds go back into the community supporting projects for Disabled Vets, local high school programs such as Boy's State, Girl's State, Baseball, and to recognized outstanding service to both military and non-military people. In February, we hold a dinner for our local First Responders and recognize the most outstanding individual with a plaque. The last week of April we have the Sparkleberry Country Fair in Columbia in which we have a booth set up and sell hot dogs, chips, chicken tenders, sodas, doughnuts & coffee to further our goal to give back to the community.