LCRA, Hamilton County Electric Co-op award $10,716 grant to American Legion Post 487


Updates to Legion Hall will make the space safer, more enjoyable

Representatives from LCRA and Hamilton County Electric Cooperative present a $10,716 grant to American Legion Post 487 for upgrades to the Legion Hall. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Steve Dyer, LCRA Regional Affairs representative; Kasandra Timmerman, legion auxiliary member; Freya Timmerman, legion supporter; Zaccharie Timmerman, legion adjutant; Jerry King, legion member; Jeremy Seider, legion commander; Craig Wright, legion finance officer; Margaret D. “Meg” Voelter, LCRA Board member; Jett Johnson, Mills County judge; Carol Freeman, LCRA Board member; Cody Lasater, Hamilton County Electric Cooperative general manager; Anthony Pool, Mills County sheriff; Michael L. “Mike” Allen, LCRA Board member; and John Palacio, LCRA Regional Affairs representative.
MILLS COUNTY, Texas – The American Legion Post 487 in Priddy will renovate the popular Legion Hall, thanks to a $10,716 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Hamilton County Electric Cooperative.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $2,679 in matching funds from the post, will replace all windows in the building and provide much-needed upgrades to the restrooms and kitchen. Upgrades will include 10 new windows, new restroom vanities, faucets and toilets, a new water heater, new kitchen cabinets and counter tops, a new kitchen sink and faucet, and new paint on both the interior and exterior of Legion Hall.

“Legion Hall is the heart of Priddy,” Commander Jeremy Seider said. “It has served as a community center since it was built and is a place that brings people together.”

Nicknamed ‘The Stomp’ by community members, Legion Hall is a 6,000-square-foot building that was constructed in 1965. It is an iconic local landmark that has hosted dances and many other events over the years.

“The upgrades are going to make a big difference for our space,” Seider said. “Our windows are currently single pane, and we cannot lock them. The new windows will be more energy-efficient and lockable, making the building safer.”

He said that new paint will go a long way in enhancing the hall’s curb appeal, and the upgrades to the restrooms and kitchens will make the space more inviting for community members.

The hall can be reserved for a variety of events, including celebrations and gatherings such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, luncheons, holiday parties, weather watcher programs and more.

“We are excited to have an updated space with new amenities that families and friends can use to gather and celebrate various life events, which is what the Legion Hall is all about,” Seider said.

The community grant is one of 44 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Hamilton County Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and is a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in January. More information is available at

About LCRA

The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations.

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