The public is invited to attend Community Market Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 573 in Harker Heights.

Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary, Community Market Day will include a flea market, silent auction and face painting. Admission is free. Silent auction winners do not need to be present at the end of the auction to win. Vendors will include craft items and home cottage industries as well as a café and canteen. Several other veterans groups will be represented, including the Sons of the American Legion and the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association.

All proceeds will be used for projects in support of veteran programs and rehabilitation.

“The Auxiliary is always looking for projects that benefit veterans,” said Mary Ann Endrihs, auxiliary chapter chaplain and event chairperson. “Due to a rise in requests from ranches that work with veteran rehabilitation focusing on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, one of our possible goals for this spring and summer is to be able to help care for animals that in turn care for veterans.”

Past projects include care packages and bed linens for deployed soldiers.

“I do this with love because I love veterans,” Endrihs said. “We are surrounded by veterans and it is a warm feeling to be able to help.”

American Legion Post 573 is at 225 Cox Drive in Harker Heights.

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