The American Legion Riders of American Legion Paul Gwin Post 47 in Calhoun hosted the first annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 30. The event was held to show appreciation to veterans, families of fallen soldiers and families of the communities. Proceeds from the event will go to support veterans in the community and will also sponsor events the Post holds throughout the year for children in the community. The Post is a large supporter of Gordon County Special Olympics and the ALR participates in rides to raise money for different fundraisers throughout the year. They also participate in Operation Comfort Warriors, which supplies wounded veterans who are hospitalized with the comforts of home the VA hospitals do not provide, such as socks and slippers. The family-friendly event hosted several bands, sold food, and had family friendly games such as dunking booth, face painting and cake walk. “The community turned out to enjoy a much needed, beautiful fall day at our first annual American Legion Riders Post 47 Community Day,” said ALR representative Wade Russell. “The goal was to promote stewardship, celebrate the community and encourage folks to get in involved with our local American Legion events to raise money and awareness for the veterans and families, along with the children fund we donate each year to make the children in our community smile with a great Christmas.  “The event was, a great success, and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did. “Attendees to the event were greeted by a large group of exhibitors. Thank you for their exhibits, activities and door prizes. We appreciate the Classic Cars, Bikes and Trucks that attended the event.” Music was provided by CJ Entertainment, with performances by Jerry Gayton, Rick Byers Band, Audi Burchett Band, Zip Holland and the No Limit Gang and the Jeff Rogers Band.