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Legion Post 56
Lea, MN 67007
Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin
you to all that have helped with membership dinners, bar bingo,
selling meat packs, cleaning up, and just helping make this go here
at Post 56. also thank
you to all that have come in and participated by eating on $1 burger
night, bar bingo, Thursday night full dinner menu, karaoke and bar
menu along with the 4th Sunday breakfast and other
of your support has helped the club keep our head above water,
however the gaming area is down considerably which pays our
utilities, real estate taxes, and some wages.
If gaming cannot pay these the club must pick up the expense
and that means we need more participation by members and more
profits by the club. If
you have thought of an extra donation that can be made to the D.A.M.
dollar a month account. Hopefully,
next month will be better. Suggest
you attend the Post 56 meeting on November 20th to get
school packs have been sent and thank you to those that helped send
11 complete back packs along with extra supplies of papers, pencils,
etc. I’m sure the
will appreciate them to help the children of
thank you to those that have helped the Daybreakers Kiwanis by
paying for a package of goodies to be sent to the 25 Freeborn troops
serving overseas. These
will be sent the first week in November.
of your membership is very important to you this year now as
National, Department, and District have all increased their dues so
it is very important to pay your dues before January 1, 2007.
Dues now are $30 for Legion members.
hopefully will have had a successful pork chop dinner on October 21st
so we can get the purified air filter fans installed in the lounge
area before the holidays. Thank
you to all that have donated to this project.
offers you a chance to participate in the Veterans service at the
Court House on Saturday November 11th at 11:00 am (parade
starts at Legion at 10:40 am) and then back to Legion for lunch –
free will donation. A
World War II display by Kurt Barickman will be in the banquet room
on Saturday the 11th also and a free will donation for
the Legion will be accepted with snacks and coffee all afternoon.
Also, Saturday November 11th the Legion will host
a LEGION CHICKEN dinner serving from 5-7:30 pm.
Come join us and bring a friend and look at the exhibit and
then have dinner.
events are the fish fry on Saturday November 4.
Thanksgiving day Tom & Jerry’s.
Saturday November 18th Chicken and Ribs.
you get your community day coupon booklet for Herberger’s for
shopping November 11th yet?
Post 56 will get the $5 you buy it for and if you spend $10
in the store there is a $10 free coupon so you have a win win
program – Post 56 and you.
: Poker table – has
experience of many games and years. Photo
on bulletin board or see in basement.
If interested place a sealed bid in envelope and give to
bartender and bids will be opened at board meeting on November 13th
at 6 pm. Thank you.
will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army in December again so
watch for the date.
your flag on November 11th Veterans Day and Thanksgiving
Day. Other important
dates for November are November 7th – Election Day,
November 9th- World Freedom Day, November 10th
– U.S. Marine Corps established in 1775, and November 13th
– Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Dedicated.
God and Country
November...Ufta!. October was a busy month. Hope
everyone had a good time up here at the club with all the exciting
stuff going on. November looks to be a fun one too.
1st the Auxiliary will meet at 7:00 pm. November 3rd we again
welcome the Rotary Club for their noon lunch meeting. November
4th the Sertoma Club will be hosting a fish fry from 5:30 pm - 7:30
pm. November 11th is Veterans Day...lots going on up
here. Kurt Barickman will be displaying various old military
uniforms in the hall from 9 am to 4 pm. The VFW will also host
a free will donation lunch of Goulash and Garlic Toast, after the
Veterans Day Program at the courthouse. November 13th - the
board members meet in the hall at 6:00 pm. November 16th -
past Auxiliary President will be meeting in the alcove for dinner
off of our Thursday night menu. November 18th - we'd love to
see you all at our BBQ Ribs and Legion Chicken Feed serving from 5
pm-7 pm. November 19th - TTT Chapter - Dad's Belgium
Waffles. November 20th - Post meeting at 6:00 pm.
November 23rd - Happy Thanksgiving - volunteers serving Tom &
Jerry's from 9:30 am - noon. November 24th - Destination
Albert Lea Chili Soup Supper from 4:30 - 8 pm. November 26th -
Dance Line hosts the pancake breakfast.
forget Karaoke November 3rd, 10th, 18th, & 24th. Come have
supper and enjoy the entertainment.
Happy Thanksgiving and have a great month.
and Beverage Manager
promised in last month’s newsletter, here’s the list of the
’s American Legion Auxiliary Drum Corps based on a photo taken in
either 1929 or 1930. Those
members are Mrs. Eddie Whelan, Mrs. Jim Whitcomb, Mrs. Earl
VanBuskirk, Mrs. Ralph N. Nelson, Mrs. Jen Ahern,
Miss Gretchen Severson, Mrs. Frank Marpe, Mrs. Kate
Woods, Miss Rose McGann (the
drum major), Mrs. Con Whelan, Miss Peggy Anderson, Miss Ilo
Mrs. Ray Christiansen, Mrs. Alice Howser and Miss Olive
list and the FYI topics for the past two issues were inspired by a
local person asking about a prize winning group of musical
legionnaires from Post 56. Maybe
this answers his inquiry, and maybe it doesn’t.
a month ago I was looking through the 50th anniversary
booklet of Post 56 issued in 1969.
On one of the pages is a photo of drum and bugle corps.
This large group of young boys was sponsored by the Sons of
the American Legion. The
photo was taken in front of the
building in what may have been the 1920’s or 30’s.
be honest, I know absolutely nothing about this group.
They just might be the group this person was really asking
about when he made his inquiry.
More information about this drum and bugle corps would be
recognition goes to Rebecca Houg, Tribune staff writer, and Tim
Engstrom, Tribune editor, for their superb articles about the future
Veterans’ Memorial on the
block and near the corner of
South Broadway Avenue
West College Street
is the November newsletter so that means the holidays are upon us in
no time. Time to go
gather friends and family for good times and shared happiness.
Legion Membership dinner on Monday, October 16th brought
a wonderful crowd and we are so happy to see all of you.
our Auxiliary meeting of October 4th, Pat Johannsen read
a report from the girls that we sent to
. Those girls learn so
much about how government works, it is one of the most worthwhile
things that our Auxiliary dollars pay for.
October 22 ladies of our auxiliary helped serve the monthly pancake
they are always the 4th Sunday of the month and are a
chance to join friends for a nice Sunday morning repast.
Wednesday, the 25th of this month, Wanda Christensen
chaired our fall salad luncheon, always a winner, and a good
fundraiser for us.
you there? Monday,
October 2, they held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans
memorial at the
. Located in the
northwest corner of the grounds, it will be an impressive salute to
all our veterans. It is
scheduled to be dedicated Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day.
you haven’t already, please buy your Herberger’s Community Day
coupon booklet, it only costs $5 but you get it back when you shop
with it on Veterans Day, and you can then name your American Legion
as the beneficiary. It
is a win-win deal.
our November Auxiliary Membership meeting will fall on Wednesday,
November 1, our board meeting will be held the previous Monday which
is October 30. We meet
at 5:15, to give a break to gals who are coming from work.
you all have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.
God and Country,
1924. Died September 22, 2006. He served with the U.S.
Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the American
The October Flag was
flown in Memory of Bill Pagel
& Ada Leland
||In Memory of Don
& Marylou Borland
||In Memory of Ding
& Linda Lundak
||In Memory of Don
||In Memory of Ruth
||Gift to the Honor
Guard in Memory of Donald Turnbull
to the Honor Guard
||In Memory of Donald
you for your contributions to the Dollar-A-Month fund. All
contributions support the Post 56 club facilities, maintenance &
continued growth of our organization
To make a donation, click on the link to our D.A.M.
Fund Account Page.
deadline for the December issue will be the Wednesday following the
post meeting. This will
be the deadline in the future!
of October 17 a total of 1,850 of the paver bricks and 36 sponsorships have been sold to honor those who served in the
nation’s armed forces. There’s
still room for more paver bricks and more sponsorships!
447 VFW and Auxiliary meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every
month at the American Legion Post 56 Clubrooms @ 7:00pm. Come and
join VFW Post 447.
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