I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather and all the great colors that are popping up everywhere! Minnesota is the best place to live to see all this splendor!! Time to get out the sweaters, cook up some soup and get the fireplaces going!!
Things are going extremely well at the legion! Even though we don’t have our General Manager on board yet…things are running fairly smoothly! We are very close to hiring someone for the position so keep your fingers crossed! In the meantime, Joan is keeping everyone in line and working hard to make our legion the best it can be!! Thanks Joan!!!
Veteran’s day is coming up fast! Please make sure you go to some of the Veteran’s Programs around the area on November 11th! I know both Apple Valley High School and Eastview have great programs so make sure you support them. Of course, we will be having a fun day at our post with free meals and prizes going on all day! I hope everyone can come out sometime during the day and spend some time with your fellow veterans!! Sherri has planned an awesome day for all of us! Her and her volunteers will be working hard to make sure everyone has a great time!! Also, I know there are tons of restaurants that are offering free meals to veterans and discounts. There is a website that you can go to and find where they are. Just click on the link and start searching…. http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/
We have scheduled the Post 1776 Christmas Party for December 8th! Make sure you mark your calendars. If you need more information, see Sherri in the pull-tab booth. You have to sign up ahead of time to reserve your meal. From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be amazing!!!!
The Children’s Christmas Party will be on December 11th in the back room. We have Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus coming to greet all the kids and we will be having tons of crafts and games for all! I am looking for volunteers to help organize and run the party so if you would like, please contact me ASAP!! You will also need to RSVP to this event so we know how many kids are coming so Santa can bring gifts for everyone. More info will be coming on that at a later date.
Joe and I have met with some of the other Legion Commanders in the area and we are looking to start working together with each other. I think it would be great if we could advertise each other’s events and fundraisers. Keep an eye out for future announcements on how we are going to do that!!
Don’t forget to get out and vote on November 8th!! We need to let our voices be heard!!
“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” —Mark Twain