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September 8, 2015 - 11:48am


(Photo by Howard Owens; Bill Fox walking in yesterday's Labor Day parade in Oakfield.)

Press release:

The Le Roy American Legion, Botts-Fiorito Post #576, is proud to announce this year's selection for "LeRoyan of the Year" -- Mr. Bill Fox, a well-known local contractor, having maintained his business, "Bill Fox & Son, Construction and Remodeling, LLC" in the area for over 25 years.

Bill is married. He and his wife of 34 years, Anne, have three children, sons Bill Jr. "Billy," and his wife, Mady; Andrew, and daughter Marisa. Billy and Mady have two children, Farrah and Easton. 

An integral part of the community, Bill has devoted countless hours in support of local sports programs, participating when and where he could as his kids progressed through soccer, baseball and football.  He has lent his hand in contributing time and effort to school sports projects including such things as a new trophy case, after a  Section V championship.

He has been instrumental in organizing support groups to meet and "Welcome Back” veterans returning from "Honor Flights" from Washington, D.C., at the Rochester Airport. In addition, he has organized Christmas visits at the Veterans Administration Facility in Batavia and has sponsored ice cream socials there as well.

Bill has a strong interest in community awareness projects and leading educational programs involving hunting, hunter safety and animal awareness. He continues to instruct the DEC Hunter Safety program for youth; and has conducted numerous animal education programs for nursery schools and preschool children in the area.

One of Bill's strongest endeavors involves the "Shooters Committee on Political Education" or SCOPE. Bill has served as the Chapter chairperson for Genesee County for two years and was previously the secretary for three years. He continues to serve as the second vice-president of the New York State SCOPE organization.

Bill strongly believes in several essential principles, the Constitution and our God-given rights and his local community. In his own words: "Being an area businessman myself, I firmly believe that we should shop and do business locally. I am all for helping to keep businesses alive in Le Roy."

For these reasons, and many more we feel very pleased to present Mr. Bill Fox as the 2015 “LeRoyan of the Year," the 47th recipient of this prestigious Award.

Tickets for this year’s Award Dinner are available at the American Legion. Cost is $20 per person.

June 8, 2015 - 9:44am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Alabama, American Legion.


The Alabama American Legion hosted a Hogs and Heroes ride and pig roast Saturday, which include a ride to Medina, then Stan's Harley-Davidson, then to Attica's American Legion Hall, and back to Alabama for a pig roast.

Photos submitted by Timothy Burch.


January 23, 2014 - 12:59pm
Event Date and Time: 
February 16, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Servicemen’s Club Breakfast!
On Sunday, February 16th, we will be hosting another breakfast from 8 AM – NOON
All you can eat only $6.00 per person.
Includes Eggs & Omelets cooked to order: Toast, Biscuits &
Gravy, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Pancakes, French Toast, Waffles
& Syrup, Coffee & Juice
May 21, 2013 - 4:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, American Legion.

Village of Le Roy Mayor Greg Rogers purchases a poppy from Sundae Duyssen, Miss Poppy, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 576.

Photo and information below submitted by Suzanne Duyssen.

Sundae is a first-grade student at Wolcott Street School in Le Roy. She dances ballet at Fusion Dance and participates in many events/walks for muscular dystrophy and many other causes. Sundae loves school, country music, playing games, shopping and art. She is very excited to be Miss Poppy 2013 and represent the Le Roy American Legion and its many members by helping distribute poppies at TOPS in Le Roy on Saturday and marching in the Memorial Day Parade with many of her family members. Sundae’s great-aunt, Maureen Maher, was a past Miss Poppy.

Sundae is the daughter of Dan and Suzanne Duyssen, of Le Roy, and sister of Jack Duyssen. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Ann Duyssen, of Le Roy, and Rose (and the late Pat) Maher, of Bergen. Sundae is also the great-granddaughter of Dorothy (and the late Elliot) Pickell and Kathleen (and the late Robert) Maher.

March 28, 2013 - 5:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, veterans, American Legion, Glenn Loomis Post.

Joseph Joy, seated, was honored at the New York State Veterans Home this morning by the American Legion for his 70 years of membership in the veterans' organization. Joy is a veteran of World War II. Members of the Glenn Loomis Post who attended were Tom Williamson, left, Paul LaValley, Jim Nieder, Post Commander Ron Konieczny, County Veteran Services Officer William Joyce and Bernie Staats.

June 14, 2010 - 10:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, American Legion, Flag Day.


Jane LaWall, above, attended the flag burning ceremony at the Batavia American Legion this afternoon to honor her late brother George Fry, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1969. Also participating in the Flag Day ceremony were Ron Konieczny and Paul LaValley, as well as (in pictures below, after the jump), John and Karen Bannister, Jim Neider and Kristen Sikora.

September 17, 2009 - 1:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, Le Roy, American Legion.

Don "Clarky" Vescovi is the LeRoyan of the Year.

American Legion Post 576 announced the selection this morning, honoring Vescovi for his contributions to the community.

Among his volunteer contributions: T-Shirt League, Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball and American Legion baseball, and he also served as commissioner of the Le Roy Softball League. He's also be involved in volunteer efforts on behalf of veterans and has been an active member of Post 576 for 51 years.

Vescovi and his wife Chris have been married for 40 years. Vescovi has six children and 13 grandchildren.

A dinner honoring Vescovi will be heldat 6 p.m. Oct. 3. Tickets are $15 and available at the American Legion Home, local banks and from previous LeRoyans of the Year.

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