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Harrison VFW Newsletter February 2016


Major repairs needed for our Post. There will be signup sheets in the Canteen.  If you have any expertise in anything, please let us know. Seeking donations to help with the much needed improvements/repairs.  We are non-profit tax exempt contribution deductible (donations can be written off on your taxes). In June our Post will be here 70 years. Let’s keep our Post helping Veterans and their families and the area needy.

Fish Fry Dinners begin Fri. 12 thru March 25, except Feb 19 which will be a Grilled Cheese & Soup dinner.  Volunteers needed each week for our fish fry dinners.

Pray to God for the safety of our troops and our country.

God Bless our Country, it’s Veterans and all in our Post 7570 Family

Robert L. Ostertag, Commander


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Canteen Open Monday – Friday 3pm /  Saturday & Sunday 8am

  • Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3 – 6 pm


FISH FRY DINNERS: Feb 12; Feb. 26 thru March 25, 4:30-7pm, $10.00. NO FISH FRY ON FEB. 19. Cod or shrimp dinner with choice of 2 sides; cole slaw, french fries, mac/cheese or stewed tomatoes.  Sandwich $7.00; sides $1.50.  Carry Out available.

 SUPER BOWL PARTY & CHILI COOK OFF!!!  Starts 4:30, Judging 6pm, Top best Three win $ prizes! Drink specials!

Max & Joe Line Dance Lessons every Monday in the Event Center, beginners at 6pm; intermediate at 7pm  $5.

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover)

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, February 13: 8am-11:30am $7.00

Grilled Cheese/Soup Dinner: Fri, 2/19, 4:30-7pm (In place of Fish Fry.)

Ham Shoots every Sunday except 3rd Sunday, begins at 10am, practice and sign ups start at 9am.

Canteen – Friday Night Entertainment. No cover, bands start at 8pm.

  • Friday, 2/5:    DJ John Summers
  • Friday, 2/12:  Dirty Rice
  • Friday, 2/19:  DJ John Summers
  • Friday, 2/26:  Biggin

Event Center 

  • Saturday, 2/6:  Hillbilly Valentines presented by SOL Records with Dallas Moore, Pure Grain, and The Renegades. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm. $10 cover.
  • Saturday, 2/27:  Benefit for Amy Covarrubias (cancer), 7pm, $15, everyone welcome

Ham Shoots every Sunday except 3rd Sunday, begins at 10am, practice and sign ups start at 9am.

God Bless America and Protect Our Troops,

Paul F. Hilmer (Hippo), Junior Vice



Friday $5.00 Drawing:

Ivan King (100%); Darlene Johnson (n/p); Steve Hafley (n/p); Steve Hafley (n/p)

French Lick Resort Raffle:

$10 ticket, to be drawn on Fri. March 11.  (See LOV-S members for tickets)



Happy Birthday Barb Bowling, Todd Jordan, Ed Mergenthal, Brian McCulley, Leah Hand, Donna Smith, Mary Smith, Jim Sizemore and Dave Luke. Birthday Party is Sat, February 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.



Foxy passed away, sympathy to Diana, Becky and Isabelle, he will be missed by many.

We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Walt Miller, Charley Ramey, Jerry Branditz, Mary Ann Callan, Carol Cardi, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed.  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.

Walt Miller, Chaplain



Signup sheets are down at the post if you have a skill and are able to help with the repairs and the new projects – sign up and help when you can! We are here to support our Post 7570.  On Feb. 20 at 8am we are moving the stage in the hall – we need a lot of help.

Remember to keep our troops in your prayers. Next meeting date is Feb 4, 7:30pm. COME DOWN AND HELP YOUR POST!

As always: Remember to Thank a Veteran, God Bless America.

Keith E. Havlin, President Men’s Auxiliary



Monthly breakfast is 2/13 and our next dinner is Fri, 2/19; grilled cheese and soup served from 4:30-7pm, $5.00  Volunteers needed and donations are always appreciated.  The Fish Fry Dinners begin Feb. 12 and go thru lent, March 25, No Fish Fry on 2/19.  During the Fish Fry, LOV-S sells desserts, if you can bring a pie/cake before 3:30pm on Fridays it is greatly appreciated.

We are having a raffle to help with the purchase of a new lawn mower – 2 night stay at French Lick Resort and $500 cash, $10/ticket and to be drawn on Fri, 3/11.  If every member could sell 5 tickets, it would be great, see Bev for tickets.

Our next meeting is Thursday, 2/25 at 7pm.

 God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S



If you don’t get involved this post won’t be here. We need younger Vets to run the place for the next 70 years! The older Vets are slowing down because of their health and we must pick up the slack. Come to the meetings 2nd Wednesday of the month. We need physical labor and job skills to improve our post.

Don’t forget to pay your dues $30 a year – if on active duty let the Post know and we will take care of it.

God Bless America, The American Service Member, and our very own Post 7570 Family!

Jeremy (ANDY) Anderson, Quartermaster



The Post has helped in January: 23 Veterans and families with VA assistance, driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances. 700 people helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen, Event Center. Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $3,540.08 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This was another big month and that’s what we are here for – to help!



  • Sat, 2/20 at 8am:  Need lots of help to move the stage in the hall.
  • Hams Shoots, volunteers needed on Sundays.
  • Volunteers for fish fry dinners starting Fri, Feb. 12 for 7 weeks. (Except Feb. 19)
  • SIGNUP SHEETS in Canteen tell us the skills you can offer to help Our Post!


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