Tuesday means Tacos at Post 1776!

Join us for Tuesday Tacos at Post 1776 …

Or try out lunch special beef or turkey sandwich (Chef’s choice for the day)


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Monday Night: Apple Jam Sessions!

Monday nights and the house is rockin’ with “Brother Bill” Swanson and the Valley Jammasters!

Come on in and bring your axe (guitar), harmonica, horn, your voice and jam with us!

It’s open mic night and you’re the main attraction!





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Have a Blessed Easter

The American Legion Post 1776 in Apple Valley is closed today, Easter Sunday.

We will reopen Monday morning at 9am.

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Continuous Service in the American Legion

The following members were recognized for their continuous Service in the American Legion.

Gordon Olsen – 60 years
James Rowe – 50 years
John Toohey – 50 years
Eldon Miller – 50 years

Thank you gentlemen for your service to our country and our communities in war and peace.

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Carla’s Testimonial – Saturday 4-13-2019

Carla’s testimonial was well attended by members of Post 1776, 3rd District, State and friends of Carla.

Carla is currently completing her year as third district Commander after serving as Commander of Post 1776 for three years.

I was honored to be one of the speakers who got to say nice things about Carla but I also got to roast her a bit which I hope was fun for everyone including Carla.

Congratulations Carla on a job well done and thank you for your dedication to your fellow veterans.

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SAL Meat Raffle Saturday April 13th at 11am!

Photo depicts meat, ribs – not necessarily your portion size nor is it guaranteed that ribs will be part of the meat raffles. Used for illustration only.

Join us for the SAL Meat Raffle on …
Saturday April 13th 2019 at 11am.

30 Regular meat raffles and 10 each $100 meat raffles. AND we have HORSE RACING!


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Volunteers needed

We are always looking for volunteers. We need volunteers for the following events (and others):

4/13 – SAL Meat Raffle 11am (Contact Bruce Bigler)

40/8 Fund raisers (Contact Dick Watland)


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St Patrick’s Day! March 17th 2019

Used under license: Corel Art

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and you are invited to the Post 1776 St. Patrick’s Day Irish Buffet! From 11 A.M. until 5 P.M. this Sunday,  we’ll be serving up Mulligan stew, corned beef and cabbage (optional of course) and more. It’s a buffet to make an Irishman proud and all for only $12.95. And remember: We’re all a little Irish on St. Patty’s Day.

So come on down – wear the green and beware of the Leprechaun (also known as Bob). It’s party time!

I forgot to mention that the 40/8 Meat Raffle starts at 11 A.M. also!

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Congressional Testimony – DAV

3rd District Carla Tappainer, Sgt. at Arms Tami Riha, and Operations Board Member Dave Riha in Washington DC waiting for the Congressional hearing to start.

Third District Commander and Tami and David Riha are in Washington DC to give testimony to the Veterans Committee on disabled vets (at the behest of DAV). We’ll have more to report this evening.

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02-24-2019 Chili Contest

Eight contestants! So much good chili and so little time!

A little snow and high winds and cold temperatures could not stop our annual Chili contest. It is one of my favorite days at Post 1776. Not only do I get to be a Judge, but I get to eat one of favorite comfort foods: CHILI!!

We had eight contestants this year who made some of the best danged chili east and north of Amarillo. None of them offered up their top secret recipes. But hey – it’ chili right?

Here are the winners

(2nd Vice Commander Rodney Southwick presenting):

Our first place $75 winner is Kelly Lawler!

Second place ($50) went to Bob Fowler!

Third place ($25) winner is David Dodd!

Our three winners (L to R) David Dodd, Bob Fox, Kelly Lawler

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