Post 291 hosted the annual District 29 Boys State Orientation Dinner.
Ninety high-school juniors were in attendance, as well as their parents and Legionnaires from the 29th District. A special guest, Legionnaire John Badgely of Post 257, was a 1937 CA Boys State alum who gave a brief description of his experience.
Ken George, 3rd vice commander of Post 291 and District 29,and Jess Lawson, post commander, 5th Area Boys State chairman, and Boys State counselor, hosted the event with dinner, a PowerPoint presentation and a Q&A session.
This event is always very informative for both the boys and parents, as well as getting the boys fired up for the experience.