Harrison VFW Newsletter April 2019


Brothers  & Sisters, I am happy to report that March has been another great month for us. We had our first four fish fries, they were all very successful. I would like to thank all of our volunteers. The fish fries would not be the success they have been without you. You have made this the best fish fry around.

April is around the corner. We will be cleaning up the cabana and getting it ready to open the first week of May, weather permitting. We have a lot of great events coming up this summer!

In closing, please keep our friends who are ailing in your prayers.


Harry O



CANTEEN Open Mon. – Fri. at 3pm / Sat & Sun.1PM

Friday’s through 4/19 we will be hosting our delicious Fish Fry’s – 4:30pm – 7pm.

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast: on Sat., 4/13: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

FAMILY FEUD:  Sat, 4/20, 6:30pm

VFW Executive Board Meeting AND Regular Meeting: Wed, 4/17, 7pm:  All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Duwel Association) invited to attend to share ideas.

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm $5.

ENTERTAINMENT: Fri., 4/5: Double Cross Band 8:00pm; Fri, 4/12: Music To Your Ears 8pm; Fri, 4/19: Best Bet Band 8:00pm; Fri, 4/26: DJ John Summers 7:30pm.


Friday $5.00 Drawing: Jennifer Niehaus (100%); Becky Stephenson (100%); Kenny Bernett (0%); Steve Blust (0%); Jeannie Grote (100%).


Happy Birthday! Glen Lane, Hazel Schuck, Larry Ball, John Eversole, Allen Schmitz (Bouger), David Lutz, Dave Wendel & Sylvia Ruthven. Birthday Party, Sat, April 20, starting at 6pm with happy hour prices for Birthday Person til 9pm, birthday cake, juke box.  Bring snack to share and invite some of your friends.

Candles for Sale:  Bill Grote makes candles/wax melts and is selling them at the Canteen Bar.  All profits go to VFW.  Members say they are terrific.  Give them a try.


Please keep these members in your prayers who are ill. Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Russell (Duffy) Donohew, Paul Hilmer (Hippo). Please excuse us if we have over-looked anyone.

As always, please keep our service men and women, POW’s & MIA’s in your prayers.

Joe Ecklar, Chaplain


Comrades & Comradetts, Another month has come and gone. Seems like March 1st was just yesterday. The fish fries have started and man have they been successful. By the time this letter comes out we will have three fish fries left. A lot of exciting things on the horizon for our post. Keep your eyes and ears opened. I would like to thank all of our volunteers for their help with all the functions we have. Without you it would not be possible. Also when asked by friends why should I be a member? Show & tell them about the things we do, we’re not just another bar. We need your help the last weekend in April, Sat. & Sun. to get the cabana ready to open May 2nd. (weather permitting). Everybody stay safe out there and I hope to see you at the post. May God Bless.

Bill Floyd, Junior Vice / Facility Manager


We will be taking nominations for officers at our next meeting, April 4th. Election of officers will take place at our May 2nd meeting. We are doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday, 6 for $5. The Fish Fry’s will continue every Friday through 4/19. We need your help for many events at our Post, come to the meeting and bring your ideas to help the Post.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendel, President Duwel Association


LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast, 4/13, $8, 8am – 11:30 am, Volunteers are welcome contact Mary Ann. LOV-s will be raffling off a 58” Sharp 4K TV, $10/ticket, 200 tickets will be sold. Fish Fry Dinners will continue through 4/19. We are asking our LOV-s members to donate desserts for the fish fry’s. We have been running out of desserts to serve, your donations are needed. Please drop them off on Thursday evening or before 3:30pm on Fridays. If possible, please bring the dessert in a disposable container. We will be taking nominations for officers at our April 25th meeting @ 7pm. Elections will take place at our May 23rd. meeting.

God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S


In March, the Post helped 420 Veterans and families with VA assistance, such as driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances. We helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen and Event Center.  Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $2,450 in March for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This is what we are here for – to help! Post needs your help to step up and get active a few hours each month!


We are going to have our Gun Raffle this year, October 5th. The tickets will be $200.00. It will still be a one in four chances to win. The ticket includes dinner for two. If you buy your ticket before July 9th you will be entered into an early bird drawing to win a Henry’s Golden Boy 22. For tickets & questions contact Harry Power 513-673-1334.