HAGERSTOWN - For each of the past five years, an average of 100 Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 members, most of whom were World War II veterans, have died.
Their deaths mean fewer members to fill the halls of the post's 405 Northern Ave. building, which members have called home for about the past 50 years, Post Commander Frank Getz said Friday.
Members voted in August 2005 to sell the large building and move to a smaller, more manageable facility. On Thursday, the post moved one step further and agreed upon a Realtor, The Glocker Group, to handle the building's sale.
"We're not closing. We're downsizing," Getz said. "The building is too big for the amount of people we have participating."
The post has lost 350 members since March 2005, Getz said.
"We're still lagging in membership renewals," he said. There are 1,911 members now.
"We don't want to put a number out there yet," Gary Glocker, commercial real estate agent with The Glocker Group, said Friday. "Pricing will be firmed up in the next few days."