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Harrison VFW Newsletter September 2019


I want to thank all of those who helped with our cruise in on August 17th. We had a great turnout of cars. Our final show for the season will be on September 14th, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

The “Atta Boy” for the month goes out to Denny Callan who keeps the canteen looking great, works our books and keeps our hall in good shape. Atta Boy Denny!

Again, I’m reaching out to those members who do not attend our meetings every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Your ideas and opinions on how to keep the VFW going strong means a lot so please try to attend. It would be great to see new faces! As always, thank you to the LOV-s and Men’s Group for their dedication and help in keeping our VFW post going.

If anyone knows any of the following Past Commanders, please contact them or their family and tell them we need a 8 x 10 photo to put on our Past Commander’s Board so it is complete. If you get a picture, please turn it in to our bartender. Thank you,

  • D. Agostino 1999-2000, 2001
  • Bennington 2006 – 2007
  • Neal 2008 – 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018
  • Long 2010 – 2012
  • Ostertag 2012 – 2013, 2014, 2015 2016
  • Jones 2016 – 2017

Mike Whitener

Your Commander

2019 – 2020


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

CABANA On The Whitewater will be open

Thur – Sat.4:30pm, Sunday’s at 1pm (except for special events).

 Cabana Is Opened @ 4:30pm Thursday – Sat., Sun 1PM. Food will be available for purchase during Cabana hours, Thursdays and Friday’s

Weekly Cruise In every Thursday 5pmMusic by DJ John Summers.

Sunday’s Bike, Jeep & Truck Day– 1pm Cabana.

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast: on Sat., 9/14: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

Last of the Season Cruise In Saturday, 9/14: 4 – 7:30pm.

Flea Market: on Sat, 9/21: 9am – 5pm $10.00/spot.

FAMILY FEUDSat, 9/21: 6:30pm

VFW Meeting: Wed, 9/18, 7pm

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm $5.No Class on 9/2.

ENTERTAINMENT: Fri.; 9/6: Back Roads Band 8pm; Sat.;9/7: Garrie Worley Band 8pm; Fri, 9/13: Knuckle Heads Band 8pm; Sat, 9/14: Channel Cats Band 8:00pm; Fri, 9/20: Jayme Band 8pm; Sat, 9/21: 4 Identical Strangers Band 8:00pm; Fri, 9/27: Double Cross Band 8pm; Sat, 9/28: Best Bet Band 8pm.


Friday $5.00 Drawing: Bill Walston (100%); Butch Betz (50%); Peggy Eyerman  (100%); Heather Pritchett (100%).


Happy Birthday! Debbie Pittman, Patty Vines, Mike Barry, Bev Hilmer, Paul Schwab, Lee Lynch, Gerald Brandtz, Bear, Butch Betz, Linda Dole, Sandy Hay.September 21st, starting at 6pm with happy hour prices for Birthday Person till 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. Russel Donohew (Duffy), Joe Ecklar, Paul Hilmer (Hippo), Hazel Schuck, Fay Mergenthal, Richard Eryerman, JoAnn Bills, Ann Dennis. Our deepest sympathy to John Mercurio for the passing of his Mother. 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.

Jane Powell, Chaplain


Dear Commrades & Commadetts,

Boy has another month flown by. We had a lot of activities for the month of August. I want to take time out to thank everybody for helping out at the activities. September doesn’t seem to be slowing down either. We have good music planned all month, with a Craft Show 9/7, BIG Crusie In 9/14 & last Flea Market 9/21, our monthly breakfast & family feud.

We have a couple drink specials going, asked the bartenders about them.

We have some new improvements in the making to make the Post even better.

Closing for now, hope to see you at the post!

Stay safe out there & keep and please keep all our vets and country in your prayers past and present.

See Ya!

Bill Floyd, 2nd Vice


Our meeting will be Wednesday, 9/5 @7PM. We still have tickets for the Kimber 45, we need your help to sell them. Contact Doug.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendel, President Duwel Association


LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast, 9/14, $8, 8am – 11:30 am, Volunteers are welcome contact Mary Ann.

We are hosting a Craft & Vendor Show on 9/7, 10:00am – 3:00PM. We have many vendors & crafters attending. You need to stop by browse & buy!

We need our LOV-s members to step up and help with the events at our post. We have the same hand full of ladies volunteering. When you signed up to be a member you agreed to work or donated for an event, we need to see those members volunteer. We appreciate your help and that is what keeps this post alive. Thank you.

God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S


In August, the Post helped 2010 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 $4100.00 in August 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. Questions contact Harry Power 513-673-1334.