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Harrison VFW Newsletter December 2017




This last month saw the post send 50 care packages to our troops overseas. Of all the good things that our members are involved in this one very kind and worthwhile act defines who we are. The Veterans Dinner was overwhelming to see all our Veterans being honored including our WWII Veterans, Cappy, Silas Nevels, Sam Vaught, and Ron Fury. I want to personally thank all those who contributed to these events.

Our outside activities have come to an end for the winter and we are now preparing for other activities. We are trying to have more events in the hall including live music and have ideas for other events as well. I feel that our hall is a vastly underutilized asset. With the new sound-deadening panels in place the hall has a better acoustical feel to it and more comfortable.  Thanks to Max, Joe and Mary Ann for organizing this and to the fantastic crew who spent all day Saturday installing them.

The upcoming fish fries begin February 16th and we will need volunteers.

The VFW meeting on December 20th will have the 4th district commander in attendance and I encourage our VFW members to attend the meeting.  Mike is also one of the best service officers and may be able to assist those members with benefit questions.

Again, thanks to all for everything you do.


John Neal, Commander



Taste Buds Catering will be serving food every Friday and Saturday.  They will prepare a “special” meal each Friday in addition to their regular menu.

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

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 12/20, 6:30pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting:  Wed, 12/20, 7pm. (following Executive Board meeting)

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

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm $5 (No on Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas)


Fri. 12/1: Debi & Revelations Band (Event Center); Sat. 12/2:  Fast Freddie (Canteen); Fri., 12/8: Paradise Crossing (Event Center); Fri., 12/15: DJ John Summers – VFW Christmas Party and Disco Nite (Canteen); Sat. 12/16: Max & Joe Dance (Event Center) and Fast Freddie (Canteen); Fri. 12/22:  Juke Box Nite (Canteen); Sat. 12/23:   Fast Freddie (Canteen); Fri. 12/29:  DJ John Summers (Canteen).

CHRISTMAS DAY:   Open at 1pm – Come on down and party. VFW will provide meat trays, bring a side dish or snack to share.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SUNDAY, DEC. 31: $30/Couple or $15/Single. Doors open 7:30p, live music by DeJavu starts at 8:30p, Appetizers & Buffet 9:30p, Champaign Toast at Midnight.  Reservations call Mary Ann 513 407-7090 or Fay 513 367-1791.

VA HOSPITAL VISIT: Friday, Dec. 15th, meet at Post and leave at 5:15.  Questions, please see Bougar.



Friday $5.00 Drawing: Lois Lane (50%); Bougar (100%); Jeanine Grote (100%); John Neal (100%)



Happy Birthday John Jonas, Joe Blust, Jack Long, Bev West, Patti Horton, Shannon Laug, Darrell Smith, Dee Robinson, Tony Jonas, Beth Crawford.  Birthday Party is Sat, December 16, 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.



Contact Doug Sandlin if you willing to help with the Ham Shoot! This is a VERY large money maker for our VFW Post.



Friday, December 15th.  Meet and the Post and we will leave at 5:15pm or meet us at Ft. Thomas VA Hospital.  Questions – See Bougar.




Our sympathy goes out to Leah Hand in the passing of her sister and Keith Havlin in the passing of his mother. please keep their families in your prayers. We have a long list of friends that are ill they are:, Nancy Huck, Ralph Jackson, Carl Bain, Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Fay Mergenthal, Jan St. John, Ann Hughes, Duffy Donahue, Sandy White, Brian Mooberry, Kenneth Wilson.  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, 12/7 at 7:00pm. We need your help for many events at our Post, come the meeting and bring your ideas to help the Post.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary



12/9: LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast $8, volunteers welcome to help.

Thanks to everyone for making our Christmas Care Packages such a success. We were able to send 50 boxes and reach over 500 troops. Postage went up AGAIN, the shipping cost $881.00. The Kid’s Breakfast with Santa Christmas Party is Dec. 16th, 9:30a-11:30a, $3.00 for 2 years and above, free for infants & 1 year olds. Make your reservation before Dec. 11. Our LOVS Christmas Party is Dec. 7 at 6:30pm, bring a snack and $10 exchange gift. This is always a lot of fun, come join us.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S




The Post has helped in November: 231 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 $6,356 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!



We have many projects in the works, if you can help, contact Hippo.



THANKS – THANKS – THANKS. Sent 50 boxes to over 500 troops.  Great success in packing the boxes.  Cost of shipping was $881.00 this year.


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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