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Harrison VFW Newsletter December 2018


 Brothers & Sisters, I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We had a good month, a lot of great entertainment. We had a wonderful Veterans Day dinner, put on by our LOV-s. I would like to thank each and every one who made it a success. December brings a lot of activities, the kids Christmas party, the adults Christmas Party and New Year’s Eve dance. VA Christmas Bingo at the VA Hospital is Friday, December 21, our Post hosts this for the Veterans. Be at the Post by 5:00pm and we can ride together. Thanks to everyone who donated items/money and helped pack the care packages for our troops. Thank you to those who helped make 2018 a success. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


Harry O



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

Taste Buds Catering will be serving food on Fridays

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat., 12/8: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

VFW Executive Board Meeting AND Regular Meeting: Wed, 12/19, 7pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Duwel Association) invited to attend to share ideas.

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT: Fri., 12/7: DJ John Summers 7:30pm; Fri, 12/14: Paradise Crossing 8pm; Fri., 12/21: DJ John Summers 7:30pm; Fri; 12/28: Josh Wells 8pm. Max & Joe Dance 12/1 – 7:30PM (event Center)

VFW Christmas Party – Friday 12/7 7:30pm

Wrestling – 12/22 (Event Center)

FOOTBALL SUNDAYS: Every Sunday 1PM (bring a snack/dish to share)

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE: Dec. 31st. Music by Indiana Mud Bugs. $25/couple, $15/single. Includes snacks, light buffet and champagne toast. For reservations call 513-407-7090 or 513-331-1977. Tickets on sale.


Friday $5.00 Drawing: Becky Stephenson (100%); Pam Janney (100%); Becky Stephenson (100%); Al Schuck (50%)


Happy Birthday! John Jonas, Chris Brickner, Joe Blust, Jack Long, Wayne Bolington, Bill Grote, Shannon Laug, Tony Jonas: Birthday Party, Sat, November 17th, 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 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. Sympathy to Maxine Laugle and her family for the loss of her sister Mary Sue McCellan. We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Jacen Ray Gabbard (Shannon Laug’s grandson), Carl Bain, Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Gordan Schneuer, Russell (Duffy) Donohew, David Fee, Tom Wanninger, Jerry Heidel. 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 Eckler, Chaplain


Comrades & Comradetts: I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. The holidays give us time to say thanks & spend time with family & friends. Time to start thinking about future things happening at the post. We just had our 1st. VFW Family Feud, it was really a lot of fun & laughs. We will be having music every Friday in the canteen. 12/21 is our annual trip to the VA Hospital, we will be leaving at 5:00pm. If you have not been, please try & attend. It is a moving experience to see people smile when we stop in & spend time with them. 12/31 New Year’s Eve Party. Indiana Mud Bugs will be playing in the Event Center. $15/single or $25/couple, includes food champagne toast. Get your tickets now! Contact Fay or Mary Ann for tickets & table reservations. I almost forgot 12/22 Wrestling (event center). Get your tickets at the bar, $10. Check out the bar for daily drink specials. Everybody stay safe. Hope to see you at the post. A.I.L Insurance will give $2,000 free life insurance to each member who signs up and the Post will receive $25.00 for every person who signs. The sign-up sheet is at the Canteen Bar.

Bill Floyd, Junior Vice / Facility Manager


Scott Gosser was the winner of the Kimber gun. Our meeting is Thurs, 12/6 at 7:00pm. We will be raffling off a turkey every Friday, $1/ticket or 6 for $5. 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, 12/8 – $8, 8am – 11:30 am, Volunteers are welcome contact Mary Ann. The LOV-s Christmas Party 12/13 @ 6:30pm, bring a $10 gift for exchange and a snack. We will not have a meeting this month. LOV-s yearly dues of $20 are due by 1/1/19. Drop them off at the canteen. We always need volunteers for events at our post, please help when you can.

God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S


In November, the Post has helped 283 Veterans and families with VA assistance, driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances and people we helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen and Event Center. Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $5,950.00 in November 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!