The Van Meter American Legion Post 403 recently received donations from the Redfield American Legion Post 261 and the Adel American Legion Post 464, for the upkeep and maintenance of the Veterans Reception Center in Van Meter.

The Redfield American Legion made a donation of $5,000. Their main fundraiser is a weekly breakfast, held every Saturday, with made-to-order breakfasts served to about 250 people each week.

The Adel American Legion made a donation of $1,000.

The Veterans Reception Center serves as a venue for families to gather after funerals and burials at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, a gathering spot for community dinners, a wedding reception venue and more.