Elwood’s Louis Monroe American Legion Post 53 at 220 W. Main Street is among the state’s oldest Legion posts, forming in the fall of 1919, shortly after Congress chartered the national organization as a resource for World War I veterans.
Since then, the American Legion has evolved into one of the country’s most influential nonprofit groups, serving a membership that exceeds 2 million veterans.
Situated near the heart of Elwood is a quaint little shop, where everyone is invited to step inside, enjoy coffee, browse merchandise, receive hair and nail services, massages, or simply kick back and soak in some of the Gypsy Soul that’s so prevalent there.
Gypsy Soul, located at 114 South Anderson Street, is run by business partners Jackie Lane and Lana Nichols. Gypsy opened in May of 2015 andhas been a dream come true for both of them. They both say, “Gypsy Soul is a place where people can relax, decompress, and just enjoy.” Their motto is, “It’s a good day to have a good day.”