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Harrison VFW Newsletter May 2017




Memorial Day is a day for remembering our fallen Veterans, the Harrison Parade is Monday, May 29th at 10am. Walk in the parade with the VFW, come down to the VFW at 9am or meet us at the parade site at Broadway by the Elementary School. The speaker will be Captain Brandon Holloron, retired U.S. Army and member of our VFW. Miss Buddy Poppy will be Bouger’s great granddaughter Karlee Marie Parker.

Post’s election for new officers will be Wednesday, May 17 at regular meeting at 7pm, executive board meeting is at 6:30pm, everyone welcome to attend.

The Cabana will be open on Sat., May 13th for our first monthly Cruise In. Starts at Noon with awards at 5pm.

The grand opening of the Cabana will be on Thurs, May 25th. The Cabana will be open for the summer Thurs thru Sat. 4pm.

Our first free weekly Cruise In is Thurs., May 25th with DJ John Summers, door prizes.

We have a GREAT facility here and we need your help volunteering to clean up.

We have several major events coming up and volunteers are needed in order for these fund raisers to be successful.


Michael W. Jones, Commander

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LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, 5/13:   8am-11:30am $7.00

MONTHLY SATURDAY CRUISE IN: Sat, May 13, starting at Noon.

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 5/17, 6:30pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting: Wed, 5/17, 7pm. (following Executive Board meeting)

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover) Except May 3.

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm  $5, Except May 29.

Canteen Entertainment: Fri. 5/5: DJ John Summers; Fri., 5/12: Juke Box Nite; Fri., 5/19: Twin Sons; Fri., 5/26: Juke Box Nite

EVENT MEETING FOR UPCOMING GUN RAFFLE: TUESDAY, MAY 2, 7PM: Please attend this informational meeting, representative will be here to ask questions.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: Starts at 10am, line up in front of Harrison Elementary, Broadway. Meet at the VFW at 9am and leave at 9:30 to go to parade sight. Everyone welcome to walk/ride in the parade.



Friday $5.00 Drawing: Linda Dole (50%); Hippo (100%); Jeff Reholz (100%); Bev West(100%); Nancy Betz (100%)

Kimber Gun Raffle: Winner: John Meyers



Happy Birthday Joe Rehage, Mike Sonderman, Ralph Jackson, Peggy Eyerman, Al WIleman, Sharon Lutz, Becky Stephenson, Ron Corrill and Tom Meyer Birthday Party is Sat, May 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.



So sad to report that our buddy Chuck Windholtz passed away, please keep his friends and family in your prayers. We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Donna Mess, Ralph Jackson, Carl Bain, Harry Power, Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Fay Mergenthal, Ann Hughes, Duffy Vines, Sandy White, and Sandy’s Son In Law. 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, 5/4 at 7:30pm. Congratulations to John Meyers for winning the gun raffle.


 God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary



Thanks to everyone for volunteering and donating candy for the Kid’s Easter Party. Nominations on Lov-s Officers was accepted at our April 27th meeting. Elections 5/25. 5/13: LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast $7, volunteers welcome to help. LOV-S will be preparing the food for the monthly cruise ins, first one is May 13th. If you would like to help, please contact me – we could use your help. Come down Monday, May 29th and walk/ride in the Memorial Day parade.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S



The Post has helped in April: 32 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 $3,622.88 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 hrs. each month!



Always looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance and clean-up of our Post.

Volunteers for 4 monthly Cruise-In’s coming up May 13th, June 24th July 29th & Aug. 19th this summer. See Bill Floyd, is in charge and he is looking for help.

On July 17, volunteers needed for our first golf outing at Hidden Valley, see Hippo.

On July 22, volunteers needed for our BIG gun raffle, see Hippo.


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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