WEEKLY FOOD SPECIAL FOR 9/6-9/10 *NOTE SPECIAL BEGINS WED 9/7*
- BBQ Sandwich, Cowboy Beans & Chips $8.95
This holiday season, the VFW Post is working closely with the Keystone Military Families. This organization helps collect items for our troops and Veterans who are in need. The pantry is open to ALL PA military active duty and reserves, their direct families and Veterans. During this time of crisis, the ones who help us the most should not be the ones who turn around and suffer. A lot of these men and women who are deployed have to worry about the necessities for their children, they have to worry about their spouses and their jobs, and several hundred thousand combat injured Vets are waiting for a medical determination and have no income during and up to the 18 months that determination can take. They have a pantry where fresh foods may be dropped off at. They also work closely with the Family Action Center Specialists, the VA Hospital, SSVF, Salvation Army and Veteran Centers in five counties and many military support organizations and groups. There are so many other reasons as to why they end up in a tight money squeeze, but the bottom line is, they just need some help to get through this crisis. When someone comes to the pantry, the organization can assess their current needs and direct them to other sources of help they may qualify for.
This holiday season, they compiled a list of ideas for care packages for the soldiers. The packages are sent to all branches of the military and to locations in Kuwait, Iraq, Korea, Japan, ships at sea and any other troops who request support from home.
The VFW Post has a box set up inside the canteen area. On the box, there is information about the Keystone Military Families Organization. There is also a list of items that are on the wish lists of the soldiers. There is also a barcode listed on the papers if you wish to make a monetary donation via PayPal. They are especially important because the organization needs help shipping the care packages. The price of shipping has greatly increased, and they want to be sure the soldiers receive what they need in time! PLEASE DROP OFF ALL DONATIONS BY THANKSGIVING!
The VFW Post would love your participation in this! We love our soldiers and our Veterans and their families! Let’s really give back to them this holiday season. Here are a few sample items from the care package wish list. Be sure to pay attention that 1. The U.S. Postal Service regulations do not allow anything in aerosol cans or hand sanitizer to be shipped. 2. We currently are not accepting any BOOKS. 3. Shipping currently takes 21-28 days, so keep that in mind when checking expiration dates!
2. Boxer Briefs
3. Thermal gloves
4. Hand and foot warmers
5. Christmas hats, Christmas stockings
6. Ground/Instant Coffee, Hot Tea, Coffee Creamer and Sugar Packets
7. Individual snacks such as crackers, cookies, slim jims, etc.
8. Sunscreen and chap-stick
PLEASE SEE FULL LIST INSIDE THE POST AND ON THE POST FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL!
WE HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SAFE AND FUN LABOR DAY WEEKEND! LET’S SEE WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THIS WEEK!
Come on out Friday September 9th from 8-11 pm for KARAOKE w/ DJ Peggy! A night full of singing, food, friends, great drinks and laughter! Don’t miss your chance at hearing some really talented singers and entertainers! This is sure to be a great evening! Make sure you let us know you’re coming by responding to the event on Facebook!
And look no further than next week for everyone’s favorite quiz game….TRIVIA! That’s right…join us on Wednesday September 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm to play Trivia hosted by DJ Bill Wright! Come see how much you know, and how much you thought you knew! This game night is always a crowd pleaser! Check your reminder for next week here!
SAVE THE DATE NOW! WE HAVE A SHOW FOR YOU THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!
Funk, Soul and R&B. That’s the sound of this next band performing at the Post. That’s right…POCKETFUL O’ SOUL will be gracing the VFW stage on Friday September 23rd from 7-11 pm over on the banquet side. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and there will be a $5 cover charge. Everyone 21 and up are welcomed to come enjoy the show! There will be a cash bar available all evening as well as 50/50 tickets! Lancaster’s hottest band will be delivering an awesome show, so be sure you come out and dance! Check them out on Facebook here and set your reminder by visiting the event page here!
AND NOW FOR A FEW IMPORTANT REMINDERS…
- The Post/Aux meeting will take place on Wednesday September 28th at 6:30 pm.
- The Post has all of your PA Lottery needs. We have Keno, the Powerball, Horse Racing, etc.!
- The Post’s adult slushies are a hit, so we will keep them coming! A new flavor will be out soon!
- GET TO KNOW YOUR VET has a new interview out featuring Thomas Worrell. Be sure to read it on the Post’s Website and also inside the Post over on the canteen side!
- I 105 WIOV radio station advertises for the Post! So be sure to tune into the station to hear upcoming announcements as well and check out their community calendar for events happening at the Post!