Thorsby American Legion post member recognized for service

Published 8:47 pm Monday, August 6, 2012

Thorsby’s Post 206 had just chartered. The group sponsored oratorical contests, raised funds by selling chances on prizes like an outboard motor and a rifle, and visited the VA hospital in Tuscaloosa every month, carrying along peaches and watermelons.

“We did some good things,” Price said. “It was worthwhile as long as it lasted.”

Post 206 lost its charter in the late 1990s because of declining membership, but before that, Price was instrumental in organizing an effort to install a monument to veterans outside the Chilton County Courthouse.

Price joined Clanton’s American Legion Post 6 after the Thorsby post dissolved. When Thorsby started back up recently, he went back to his home post. He’s also been involved with Disabled American Veterans.

Through it all, Price has been motivated simply by a desire to assist veterans like himself, those who have given so much.

“I’ve enjoyed helping people through the years,” he said.