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From your Commander:

I am forwarding this information asking for your help in disseminating it to the military/veteran community. 

Music at the Westby Field House on May 10 at 7PM  Click on this link for information:  Click Here!

If you love great music, you won’t get much better FREE (Military and Veterans) entertainment than this upcoming concert in Westby.  Come and join the fun, and please pass it on you your friends!

Cheers!  Gary Hess

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who helped out with the Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast. We had a super turn-out of workers with only a few no-shows and some substitutions and one drop-in helper. It was greatly appreciated. We had over 200 guests partake in our breakfast offerings, which is above average. We will be discussing scheduling in the future in order to ensure more worker participation.

Main Street Flags

The proceeds of the Super Sunday Pancake Breakfast were raised to provide an annual stipend to the Village of Coon Valley to purchase American made flags for Central Avenue. These flags give the village a decidedly patriotic appeal and we receive many compliments on how nice the main route through town looks. Roger Mathison recently presented our annual check of $500 to the Village for this effort.

A Very Special Thank You

Some of you might have seen this photo (below!) already, but for those who have not seen it, this photo of our Color Guard was taken in February 2016 at the Westby Ski Jump Opening Ceremonies by SAL member Jon Lee.

Jon and an associate of his, Mr. James Taylor from Onalaska, generously donated a poster-sized copy of this photo to the Legion to be displayed in the Legion hall. We are currently having this framed so that it may be proudly displayed.

This is a treasure that will be proudly displayed for many years to come.

A huge thank you to Jon and Mr. Taylor for this donation. Once the public sees this poster, it will be obvious the photographic talent that Jon has.

Fire Department Appreciation Dinner Set For April 17th

Everyone appreciates the job that our local emergency services does for our community, so we are going to host an Appreciation Dinner for the Coon Creek Fire & Rescue on Monday, April 17th. Bartending will start at 6:00pm. Menu will be some form of pasta/spaghetti. Legion Family members are asked to bring bars for dessert. Everyone is encouraged to attend and honor our local volunteer firefighters and EMT’s.

Vernon County Dairy Breakfast

The Vernon County Dairy Breakfast is scheduled for the first Saturday in June at the Hamburg Hill Dairy Farm near Chaseburg. The address is E2556 Hamburg Ridge Rd, north of Chaseburg off of CTH K. The Legion was asked if any

Legionnaires would like to volunteer to drive tractor to chauffer people from the parking area to the grounds and back. This will be discussed at the April meeting.

Vernon County Monthly Raffle Winners

The following people were drawn to receive prizes at the March Vernon County Meeting:

$50-Vito Strimaitis, $25-Wally Cox, $25-Harold Olson, $15-Adrian Hendrickson, $10-Post 155.

Commanders Message:

Greetings Legion Family Members of Post 116! Spring has definitely sprung and spring ac-tivities are in full swing! Sounds of baseball practice and games fill the air around out parks and motorcycles are rumbling down the road in increasing numbers.

Now that Spring is here, we have some spring cleaning projects and general sprucing up of the Post a little bit. There are always plenty of projects to perform in order to keep our post as presentable as it can be, so if you have some free time, please consider spending some time at the Legion in this effort! Contact me, Roger or Adjutant Charlie and we can get you set up.

There is a survey attached to this newsletter from the Long Range Planning Committee. A lot of time and effort went into this, so please give it your attention, fill it out and return it. The future of our post relies on feedback from our membership. Thank you.

Officer elections are right around the corner as well as we will be taking nominations for all officer positions. Please consider serving as an officer for your post. It is very rewarding and you can learn more about American Legion Programs!

Membership renewals are coming to a critical state. We are at 180 out of 197. If you have not renewed your membership for 2017, please take care of this immediately. We will be making phone calls for those who are not renewed yet.

Once again, it is an honor and a privilege to serve as Commander of this fine post. As I look back on all of our accomplishments over the past 4 years, I am humbled by the amount of effort and care that everyone puts in to our awesome Post. Please continue that effort with our next Commander! Gary M. Hess, Commander Post 116

Adjutant Notes

American Flags for sale from the Legion

Don’t forget that Post 116 has flags available for sale to any member as well as anyone in our Community or beyond. This can be a great fundraiser for the American Legion so spread the word and don’t forget the Legion when you need to order a flag. The 3’ x 5’ flags are $25.00

Paid up for Life!  See here! for PDF file to download

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