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Charles Rathsack, Commander of American Legion Post 241 in Waynedale presented a check for $1,500.00 to Jane Avery, Executive Director of Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. to help provide for the needs of hungry people in our area. ‑The need for food this year is more than double what it was a year ago. Many people are needing to ask for food help for the first time in their lives due to the flood and many job losses in our area.AMERICAN LEGION POST #296

Larry Thiele, Commander

"Helen and I and everyone from Post #296 wish to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. How nice it is to be back home again!"

Come check out our NEWLY REMODELED post. Since the flood of July 03 we have all new bar-all new cabinets-all new carpet. We are totally remodeled and open to the public.

Come and get it every Thursday! Serving Broasted Chicken 11-2pm and 5-9pm

Friday Nights Fish Fry

Kids Christmas Party Saturday, December 20th at 10-11am Santa will be arriving with toys from 11-12am followed by Christmas Carols.

New Year's Eve dance to Brass & Ivory on December 31st Sign up now! Serving Prime Rib, Parsley Potatoes, Southern Green Beans, Tossed Salad with house dressing, Dinner roll. Dinner served at 7:30pm and champagne at midnight. Biscuits and gravy following the band. Doors open at 7pm.



Charlie Rathsack,


"All of the Officers, our wives and myself wish you all a Merry Christmas and the best in the coming New Year!"

New Weekly Kitchen Menu Luncheon Specials Served From 11am to 1pm

"Stop in and have one of our "Home Cooked" and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday."

Food every evening: Monday-50-cent Draft Beer,



Thursday-Evening Food Specials-prepared by the Honor Guard, Auxiliary, or Sons of American Legion

Friday Night Dinners will be served from 5pm to 7:30pm

Bingo every Sunday - Doors open at 10am

Wednesday Night Euchre and Karaoke with Becker starting at 7pm

Thursday Night Drawing - Come in and Win!

Free hot dogs each Saturday at 10am

For your convenience we now have an ATM machine

Purchase Tickets Now!

Post #241 New Year's Eve Dance

Wednesday, Dec. 31st


Dance to Loose Gravel Band




Shorty Geiger, Commander

"It's the holiday season, let's have fun together as a family should, but let's also watch out for one another as we party, make sure everyone gets home safely. Wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."

Karaoke—-Come on down to the Post on Thursday Nights and sing & dance with J&R Karaoke from 7:30pm to 11:30pm - Eat Coney Dogs for 75 cents

Friday Night Fish Frys - Come on down!

Live Bands Return to #33

Saturday, December 20th Paula Jo Taylor/Legacy

New Year Party Tickets on Sale

Wednesday, December 31st

Bring in the New Year dancing with Paula Jo Taylor & Legacy

$25/couple - $15/single

Finger snacks, party favors, champagne


VFW POST #1421

Commander Steve Branstrator

"Happy Holidays to all!"

Children's Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 21st at 1pm in the Back House. A young soldier in Iraq from Fort Wayne would like to receive mail. His address is SPC Toby Hartbarger HQ MTR PLT A Troop 1/2 LCR Unit 92369 APO AE 09322-2369

Remember those in harms way, perhaps a prayer.



The KWVAIC#1 is seeking new members. The following is the criteria for membership: Any person who has seen honorable service in any of the Armed Forces of the United States, said service being within Korea from September 3, 1945 to June 25, 1950 or within/without Korea from June 25, 1950 to January 31st, 1955 or who as a member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. served honorably in Korea from February 1, 1955 shall be eligible for membership. They have members of their organization that were not at any time in Korea but served during that said time. You are most welcome too. If you have further questions concerning membership please feel free to call 485-7627.

Monthly Meeting is scheduled on January 10th at the American Legion Post 82 on Harris Road. Breakfast begins at 7am with the meeting beginning at 9am. Spouses and friends are welcome.
Any questions please call Mary Anna Roemke at 485-7627.


NOTICE TO VETERANS-Deadline to register for V.A. Benefits will be January 1, 2004


AMERICAN LEGION ELIGIBILITY DATES: "Do your post proud! Pay your 2004 dues early"



Raymond L. Priest-U.S. Navy Veteran

Doug Mignerey-Army Veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam War, member of American Legion Post #160 and Fort Wayne VFW #857

Kenneth Stanger-U.S. Navy Veteran served aboard the USS Hickox and sailed around the world, discharged in 1959, and a member of American Legion Post #241

Stephen F. Anderson-United States Marines

Jason Paul Ealing-United States Marines

Wilbur C. Hinton-United States Coast Guard

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