October 27th, 2016
We are so proud to live in a community where the American Legion Post 98, Ashburn Builder's Supply, and Doug Hughes of Doug Hughes Pest Control would be willing to step up and help making coming home an option for this Veteran. Stories like this are what makes Turner County such a special community to call home.
"Ashburn Post 98 member John Henry (Jap) Felton was unable to come home from the nursing home until he had a way to get in and out of his home at 165 Georgia Drive Lot E8. Fellow members of Post 98 Mike Geoghagan and Warren Daniell started investigating how a ramp could be built. Geoghagan, Daniell, & Joe Rowan visited the site where the ramp would need to be built. Mr. Daniell drew a set of plans for the ramp. The idea was brought before the Legion members at their next meeting and it was presented and voted on by the members present. The membership approved the building of the ramp. Legionnaire Doug Hughes took it on to see how the building material could be obtained. Doug went to Ashburn Builders Supply and talked to the management there about helping this veteran come home. Mr. Hughes (Doug & Pegi Hughes) owners of “Hughes Pest Control” along with “Ashburn Builders Supply” split the cost of the material.
On Tuesday September 20, volunteers from Post 98 Joe Rowan along with his son Cameron met with Warren Daniell at the job site and started building the ramp. The finished ramp took two half days to complete. This work by Post 98 members along with the generous donation of material will allow veteran “Jap” Felton to come home and be able to get in and out of his home safely."
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