Thank you American Legion 238 & Joe Lehan for our New Sound System
August 17, 2018

A Huge Thank You to The American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, Maryland for purchasing our new sound system for our Main Multi-Purpose Room. The room is used for so many different events, such as our Prom, Winter Ball, BINGO, and Sock Hops. The new sound system is now working in our dining room so that residents can enjoy music during their meals. This project totaled over $7,000.00. The funds were raised by The American Legion Post from their St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance. The legion also provide our residents here at Charlotte Hall free monthly dinner outing at their post every month. Thank you American Legion Post 238 for your continued support to our home and our Veterans.
A Big Thank you also to Joe Lehan who spent so much of his time installing and troubleshooting the new and improved system. Joe replaced an outdated PA system with a modern ‘distributed’ audio system. The new system features an Energy Star compliant JBL integrated Mixer and 2-zone Amplifier, feeding eight Yamaha, 2-way, surface-mounted speakers. The new audio system includes a combination AM/FM Tuner, USB/CD Player, DVD Player. The stage area microphone (wall plate) now includes a “media interface” for connecting music players and mobile devices to play over the MPR PA system. All microphone/speaker wiring and connections were replaced with shielded audio cable and connections were made using modern industry standards. Wall-mounted volume controls for both speaker zones allow easy, simple, access to MPR staff and other MPR users. When not in use, the new PA system enters a power-saving ‘sleep’ mode and will activate once activity is sensed. All audio components are installed in a fan cooled, wall-mounted, equipment rack. Thank you Joe for your continued support to Charlotte Hall and our Veterans
Pictured from L to R Joe Lehan w/ Sound Events, Jeff Sherff, w/ AL 238 Post, and Sharon Murphy, Director of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home