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July 4th Parade & BBQ

OK folks, the parade is in a few days and I’d like to have as many folks as we can muster to march (walk) in it.  For you members who can’t make the meetings due to work schedules, this is a great opportunity to participate and be applauded for doing so.  We will form up at 11:30AM at 6th and Main Street.  The route is about a mile long, but we have vehicles for those of you who can’t walk.

As usual, the American Legion Post 66, VFW Posts 8870 & 1040, and Vietnam Veterans of America will march together and lead the parade.  Afterwards, we will meet back at the American Legion Hall (assuming it is still standing) for a BBQ.  All of your family is invited to join us for this event.  We will have hot dogs and hamburgers and refreshments of both the soft and not so soft drinks.  If you haven’t participated in the past, this is a great way to meet your fellow members.  Dress attire —gray or khaki slacks, blue or dark shirt, VFW cover.

The Last Word

I gave up trying to keep the newsletter to three pages (you folks who get it online won’t notice) Our Post is too active in the community and our Post members too involved in various activities to limit their recognition by keeping my page count down.  After Memorial Day I thought we would kick back for the summer.  Instead, we have so much stuff going on that I finally figured I’d have to pass out a sheet in the meeting listing everything because I knew I would be getting a ton of phone calls and emails asking for dates, times, and addresses.    The Post is active in the community and it seems every week when I attend Rotary I get fined a buck for having my picture in the newspaper (no—I will not pay again at our Post meetings).  The reason is that Fred Apgar does a great job of getting articles off to the various news outlets.  And finally, what can I say about our Buddy Poppy effort led by Bob Crawford; over $11,000 collected  by our members.  Those funds will all go into the relief fund and be used to assist veterans, active military personnel, and various causes such as Honor Flight, Voice of Democracy and Teacher awards, Boy Scouts, and many others. Thanks for all you do.