At the October Cheminot, or their quarterly meeting, the 40&8 drew veterans from across the state to the American Legion Post 8 in Klamath Falls where they collected donations and toys for Toys for Tots for the fifth year in a row.
The 40&8 chooses a child welfare program each year to raise funds for during their fall cheminot. For the fifth year they raised several hundreds of dollars, in addition to toys donated for the charity.
This year they raised $800 and a big bin of toys from the members, said Marlena Gregory and Judy Lawrence. They said they had people travel from places such as Astoria and Eugene for this year’s meeting and the $800 raised is up from last year’s $600. The cheminot was Oct. 25-27.