Since 1995, Sykesville Memorial Post No. 223 has shown a
demonstrated commitment to the educators of tomorrow's leaders.
This is commemorated each year with the Post's annual Teachers
Appreciation Night, the only such event in the Department of
Held annually in March, the evening serves a twofold
purpose: To provide a free evening of dining, dancing, and
general relaxation to the teachers of the Sykesville/Eldersburg
communities; and to donate money to three schools in the
community. The schools - elementary, middle, and high - are
rotated annually and each school receives $1000. In recent
years, Auxiliary Unit No. 223, S.A.L. Squadron No. 223, and the
American Legion Riders of Post 223 have each contributed to the
overall donations made to the schools.
Since its inception, Teachers Appreciation Night has
resulted in over $43,000 in funds donated to the schools of the
Sykesville and Eldersburg areas.