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Harrison VFW Newsletter December 2016



MERRY CHRISTMAS Comrades and friends. Christmas for me is a time of giving and remembering this great birth that changed the world. Whatever it is for you, feel safe that the members of the VFW and their families sacrifice for you to do whatever. Thanks to ALL our wonderful volunteers who donated items, gave money and came down and helped pack the 32 STUFFED boxes. Also, thanks to the Boy Scout troop 693 who came down both nights to help us. There will be happy troops somewhere far off and that is good. Some troopers will say they don’t need it, but they do. I know I enjoyed opening up random boxes and getting something new in it, especially when I was in some remote areas. Thanks again for supporting this effort. I hope this Christmas season will bring you joy and happiness. I know for some of you there are struggles and I pray for your speeding relief. There is a lot of activity at the post this time of the year, so come and hang out and get involved. I will have to travel to Louisville for work this December a few times, but my thoughts are with you guys.

On Friday, December 16th, we will be going to the VA hospital to take presents and have a Bingo with veterans there.  We will be leaving the Post at 5pm, or you can meet us there.  See Booger if you have any questions.  I should be at the final VFW member meeting. Let’s have a big turn out, so we can look forward to a New Year. If I don’t see you, Merry Christmas, Happy New and God Bless.


Michael W. Jones, Commander


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CANTEEN Open Mon. – Fri. at 3pm /   Sat & Sun. at 8am

Canteen Open at Noon on Sun, 12/18

 LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, 12/10:   8am-11:30am $7.00

Dance with Max & Joe –Sat., 12/10, 7:30pm

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 12/7, 7pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Auxiliary) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting:  Wed, 12/21, 7pm.

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover) No on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm  $5.  No on Dec. 26th.

Canteen Entertainment: Fri. 12/2: DJ John Summers; Fri, 12/9: Biggin; Fri. 12/16:  Terry Collins and VFW Christmas Party; Fri. 12/23: Juke Box Nite; Fri. 12/30:  Juke Box Nite

CANTEEN: NEW YEARS EVE:  New Years Eve Party – Details to follow

Trip to VA Hospital: Fri., 12/16:  Leave Post at 5pm


Jack Long, Trustee



Friday $5.00 Drawing: John Neal (100%); Larry Schlager (n/p); Susan Vaselevic (50%); Hazel Schuck (50%).



Happy Birthday John Jonas (85), Joe Blust, Jack Long, Wayne Bolington, Beth Crawford, Shannon Laug, Darrell Smith, Dee Robinson, Janet Rabenstein, Tony Jonas. Birthday Party is Sat, Dec 17, 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.



We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Carl Bain, Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Fay Mergenthal, Ann Hughes, Duffy Vines, Sandy White and Hilda Kober. Please keep these members and families in your prayers.

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

Joe Eckler, Chaplain



We are doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday night. Our next meeting is Thurs, 12/1 at 7:30pm.  I encourage all members to attend.  There will be an update on the Auxiliary changes.

 God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary



Thanks to all volunteers who volunteered for the Veterans Dinner and the Care Package Mailings.

LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday 12/10/16 8AM – 11:30AM. Lov-s Xmas party 12/15/16 6:30PM, bring a $10 gift for the gift exchange and a snack/appetizer to share. Breakfast with Santa is Saturday 12/17/16 9:30AM – 11:30AM – $3.00 for children 2 years +. Pancakes, sausage, milk, juice is included. Santa will arrive and he will bring gifts for each child that signed up, face painting, cookie decorating & Christmas music. Reservations are to be made no Later than Sat. 12/10 with the bartender or call Mary Ann 513-407-7090. We need the child’s name, gender and age when you make your reservation. We will not have a LOV-s meeting this month due to the holidays. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S



The Post has helped in November: 170 Veterans and families with VA assistance, driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances. People helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen, Event Center. Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $6,145.31 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. It was a busy month month and that’s what we are here for – to help! Post needs your help to step up and get active a few hrs. Each month!



Always looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance of our Post.



Thanks to all who donated items and money, we were able to send 32 packages to over 500 soldiers. The cost of shipping was $640 this year.  A special thanks to Judy Brown (our fabulous shopper), Bev Hilmer, Janet Keifel, JoAnn Bill, Patty Vines, Pam Kerns, Jennifer Niehaus, Sue Sonderman, LeeAnn Buskirk, Linda Dole, Joey, Ken Fohl, Nancy Huck, Dave Wendel and Boy Scout troop 693.


PLEASE NOTE:  If you want your newsletter mailed, please leave your address with a bartender at the Post.  Otherwise, the newsletter is being e-mailed only.  Extra copies are at the Post for you to pick up.


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