The Members Only – Tom and Jerry Party held this past Sunday, January 6th, was a big hit! 85 people attended and had some amazing Tom & Jerrys whipped by Joe and Carla Tappainer (Our 3rd District Commander).
There was also a great lunch served cafeteria style.
Here are a few of the many who came, saw and enjoyed.
Join us at Post 1776 for your New Years festivities. It all starts at 5:00 pm (17:00 hours). We have Prime Rib, Pasta and other great menu entries for your dinner and entertainment with Woody from 5:50 to 8:00 pm.
So start ringing in the new year with us at Post 1776.
Prime Rib King $19.95 – Queen Cut $17.95
Chicken Cordon Blue $16.45 (add 4 jumbo shrimp for only$6.00)
Served with roasted red potatoes, sesame teriyaki green beans, dinner roll, dessert, and champagne.
Shrimp lover pasta $16.45 (Fettuccine pasta and jumbo shrimp in a house made creamy herb sauce. Served with garlic bread, dessert and more.)
The children’s Christmas Party was a huge hit. Approximately 85 children were in attendance for the festivities. There were games for the children including decorating your own Christmas Cookies.
Children were treated to story time with Mrs. Claus who read them some very nice stories of Christmas. There were also coloring activities and even karaoke that featured some great Christmas songs as sung by the children.
And of course… there was Santa and Mrs. Claus. And Santa did not come empty handed. He had a present for every good girl and boy. And looking around all this reporter saw were good girls and boys.
You could hear Santa say at the end of the day “Ho-ho-ho Merry Christmas to all” as he and Mrs. Claus began their journey back to the North Pole to get ready for the big night. Yes kids – be good… Santa is watching!
Post #1776 member Greg Oxley, along with 2 other local area veterans, were honored at a special luncheon of the Eagan Rotary held on Wednesday, November 14th at the Lost Spur Golf and Event Center in Eagan.
Oxley, an Air Force Pilot was a forward air controller flying out of Ton Son Nhut Air Force Base and a KC-135 Pilot at Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota, represented veterans of the Viet Nam War and his fellow veterans represented Korea and World War II, respectively. In addition to the “Eagan Rotary Service Award” plaque, a $100 donation was made in the name of each honoree to a veteran’s charity of his choice. Greg directed his donation to the “40 & 8” Club at Apple Valley Post #1776, which raises money for nurse’s education.
In receiving the award, Greg told the group that his job in Viet Nam, while dangerous, was an enlarging experience that helped reaffirm his faith in God.
Greg is retired after 36 years representing governmental affairs for cooperative and municipal utilities. He and his wife, Patricia, have lived in Eagan since 2006. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Currently, Greg serves as the Chair of the Eagan Energy Commission, Secretary on the Dakota County Planning Commission and Vice President of the Dakota County Historical Society.
Post 1776 celebrated Veterans Day in grand fashion. Veterans ate free from noon to 3pm. The banquet room of Post 1776 was packed with Veterans and their guests. A big thank you to all who served us today including the ladies Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts. Thank you all for making our day great.
There were also plenty of door prizes and meat raffles to entertain everyone throughout lunch.
Here at Post 1776 Veterans eat for free from Noon to 3pm. Guests $9.00.
Many other businesses offer our Veterans discounts or freebies such as meals on Veterans Day. If you visit these restaurants and businesses be sure to show your appreciation as they are doing for all of us. That includes tipping your server on the full price of the meal you receive.
Some of these offers start on the 10th of November but most take place on November 11th which is of course Veterans Day.
Remember at POST 1776 we will be serving a free meal to Veterans from noon to 3pm.