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Harrison VFW Newsletter October 2017




Winter is nearly upon us and we will be changing our focus from outdoor venues to entertainment and fun indoors. This summer has been outstanding in the support we have gotten and I hope we can continue that level of fun throughout the winter. We have plans to use the hall for live entertainment whenever the hall is not being used for other venues, weddings and the like. I ask all to pass the word and make this new venture work.

The cruise-ins are over for the year and I cannot say enough about how well they were run and supported. I would like to thank John Summers for his dedication, music and obtaining door prizes during our weekly cruise ins.

We are in discussion about how to continue with the ham shoots and I hope we can make progress in that endeavor. Many individuals are working on this project and I thank them all.

We have finalized a date for next year’s gun raffle and it will be in October. Ticket sales will begin as soon as possible and I feel that we should really do well and hopefully it will be very profitable.

On a personal note, I have had the pleasure to recently spend some time at the VA hospital and to observe the fine work they do in that facility. I had an individual show me through the facility and I encourage any veteran that could use their assistance and that is currently not getting it, to do so. I was impressed.

Until next month, keep up the excellent work and always but always remember our veterans and their families.


John Neal, Commander


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

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 10/18, 6:30pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting: Wed, 10/18, 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


Fri. 10/6: Harry Strawberry (Cabana); Sat. 10/7: Fast Freddie; Fri., 10/13: Taylor Made (Canteen); Sat. 10/14: Fast Freddie; Fri., 10/20: Wood & Vice (Canteen) and Max & Joe Dance (Event Center); 10/21: Fast Freddie; Fri., 10/27: John Summers (Canteen); Sat. 10/21:Halloween Party with music by Dejav U, Costumes Contest, Prizes. (Event Center)



Friday $5.00 Drawing: Peggy Hanson (n/p); Judy Brown (100%); Jeff Rebholz (50%); Ken Wendling (n/p)



Happy Birthday Peggy Hanson, Rich Eyerman, Mike Vasquev, Bill Seibert, Doug Sandlin, Jim Zipfel, David Cady, Michell Geiling Joe Laugle and Mike Plummer.  Birthday Party is Sat, October 21, 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.

French Lick Raffle Good for 2 nights stay and $500 cash. Tickets are $10 and will be drawn Friday, October 13, 2017. Only 300 tickets sold

Kimber 45 Raffle $20 a ticket, see a member of Duwel Association for tickets. Only 125 tickets sold.

Medicare & VA Benefits Meeting: Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00pm. Mike Jones, Past Commander held this meeting in September. Unfortunately, it was scheduled after the newsletter came out and the word did not get out. This was a very informative meeting and worth your while to come down.



Unfortunately, there will be no ham shoots this year unless someone steps up to be completely in charge of all the duties and get volunteers to work every Sunday except the 3rd Sunday from September thru first week in May.

We will be available to show you everything that needs to be done. Contact Hippo if you will do this – this is a VERY large money maker for the VFW.



Will be Saturday, Nov. 11. Doors open at 1pm, Program at 2pm and Dinner at 3pm. This is for all Veterans of the Post. The Veteran and one guest is free, additional guests are $6.00. Make your reservation before Nov. 6, sign up with the Canteen bartender.



We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Nancy Huck, Gordon Schnur, 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 Moosberry, 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, 10/5 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



10/14: LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast $8, volunteers welcome to help.

We will be raffling a 2 night stay with $500 cash for French Lick. Tickets are $10 and drawing is on Friday, Oct. 13th. We will be hosting our annual “Veteran’s Dinner” on Saturday, November 11. If you would like to help, contact Bev Hilmer. Our next meeting is Oct. 26 which we will be having a meatloaf dinner to show appreciation to all our members who have given so much this past year. The meal will be at 6pm, followed by our meeting. Reservations are a MUST, please contact MaryAnn before Oct. 20 if you can come.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S




The Post has helped in September: 47 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 $6,300 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.



The Post will be having a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017 with music by DeJeVue. Hold the date and get your costumes ready for a great night.


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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