AMERICAN LEGION POST 68
First off, I would like to mention something that is not very well known. Post 68 will accept gently used clothing that will be boxed up and sent to the VA Hospital in Wichita. These gently used clothes will be given to Veterans in need. They do not accept used underwear or socks. Thank You in advance for your donations.
I know I say this every month, but we need volunteers. This Post and every American Legion Post operates almost exclusively on volunteer labor. If we don’t have volunteers, we will no longer be able to provide services. There is work available for all skill levels and all-time schedules. THANK YOU to those who have been volunteering, your commitment is appreciated.
Don’t forget, now is the time to renew your membership if you have not done so already.
Enough with the soap box time. The Holidays are here so enjoy your time with friends and family.
YES, we are planning to have Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Sign-up sheets will be out soon.
P.S. The National Vice-Commander will be visiting Western Kansas Nov 28 – Dec 1. We have invited him to visit our Post but I do not have a set date or time yet. Watch Facebook for updates.
November is a month of reflection and the celebration of our Veterans, along with an opportunity of giving thanks. I hope you take time out of your busy schedule to do both. Your Auxiliary decided to reach out to our community during Third Thursday downtown and share what we do and invite others to be part. Come get a report at our monthly meeting on the fourth Monday of the month. We enjoy a meal at 6:30 and our meeting starts at 7:30. Please join us.
It's time to pay your 21-22 dues. You don't have to wait until after January to do so. Come be a part of the good things we are doing for our Veterans in our community. Reach out to Vicki Tracy. She can take your dues several ways. You can send her a check, 407 E 36, Hutchinson KS 67502, drop it by the legion or pay online. You can reach me at LindaKellypost68@gmail.com.
For November, our hamburger and meeting night will fall on Veteran's Day. We will still be here flipping burgers that night, so come on in! Our meeting will follow after we are done cleaning up from cooking burgers. Also, we will be serving Chicken Fried Steaks for lunch on November 13th. The chicken fried steak lunch will be free for all veteran's and a free will donation for everyone else that wants to come in and enjoy lunch! Hope to see everyone there!
November brings a few new events as well as all the other projects going on a weekly basis. First is the veteran’s breakfast at the post on Sunday the 7th from 7-11. Next, we have 3 maybe 4 retirement home to visit on the 13th. Our ride captains will send out the when and where. There won't be a veteran soup lunch at the college this year or the turkey run at Ft. Riley because of the??? You guessed it, the virus. The Christmas parade will be sometime around Thanksgiving as usual. Don't know details yet. Come to a meeting to find out what's happening around the post. For those who do volunteer, please have your hours and mileage to me by the December meeting. Please remember the Miller family for Dale's passing and that Gene Mehl is back home recuperating from back injury and Covid. Thanks to all who make our post work for our veterans and community.