By Laurie Paolicelli
The new American Legion Club, 3700 NC Highway 54 West, Chapel Hill, will host its official grand opening on April 18, 2020. The public is invited to attend.
Located across N.C. 54 from The Barn at Vahalla event center, the American Legion Post 6 club is beautifully situated on 128 acres of farmland surrounded by lush greenery, a pond, gazebo, outdoor deck.
The new facility space lends itself to meetings, wedding ceremonies and community events. An event planner will help.
It is the third home for Post 6, which started in 1919. The Legion’s first home was a small log cabin with basement, built on West Rosemary Street in 1931. In 1957, its members moved to 1714 Legion Rd, Chapel Hill.
A busy residential and commercial community has since hemmed in the Chapel Hill post, which now has about 200 active members. The new center is “an ultra-modern facility” designed to serve a population that includes many younger veterans and their families.
William Munsee, Commander of American Legion Post 6 Chapel Hill said, “Our new facility encompasses a colonial style clubhouse, surrounded by natural beauty and landscapes with outdoor function space for RV travelers and plenty of scenic beauty for events of all themes and styles.”
The architectural firm is Chapel Hill-based Gurlitz Architectural Group, PA. Since 1988, the firm has provided planning and design for a wide range of governmental, private, corporate, and institutional clients.
Laurie Paolicelli is the Executive Director of the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.