We drew the raffle ticket for the grill during our September 2nd board meeting. The winning ticket number is #1147. The name on the ticket is Ledley S. Ledley happens to be the brother in law of Donnie so Donnie will contact him and figure out how to get it to his home in Tennessee.
One of our handy Post members has been at work making sound absorbing panels for our main meeting hall. He has mounted 10 panels on the wall, and plans to make and mount several more. We’re hoping this will reduce the echo and make it much easier to hear at meetings and other events.
One of our home town youths (Jameson Hodges) wanted to do a good deed for our veterans in town, and he decided that he wanted to plant a tree in their honor. It was decided that the best place to do that was on our Post home grounds, where many veterans could enjoy it rather than just one veteran. Jameson and his family and several Post members met on the 8th at the Post and we had a tree planting, as well as a small ceremony afterward where Commander Beckley presented a certificate to Jameson and refreshments were enjoyed by all.
Jameson and his Dad and Mom digging the hole
Commander Beckley presents a certificate to Jameson
Our Memorial day ceremonies have all been cancelled, however several Post members still put flags at the headstones of Veterans in the North Lawn Cemetery and the Pine Hill Cemetery.
Rodney, Dave, Larry and Robert at North Lawn Cemetery
Rodney, Larry, Dave and Robert just after putting flags at North Lawn Veterans headstones.
Pine Hill cemetery
Rodney, Chuck, Dave, and Flint Bagley after setting flags for Veterans at Pine Hill Cemetery
Walter B. Ellis’ head stone in Pine Hill cemetery. The headstone has been cleaned by .
On Tuesday several of us returned to the cemeteries to remove the flags.
Because of the Corona Virus, we are closed as of 18 March, for the rest of March. We will update this website as circumstances permit.
We have decided to hold another raffle. This time we will be raffling a four burner 36″ Blackstone Griddle. The tickets will be $5.00 each. We will only print 500 tickets, and the drawing will be during our June meeting.
Here’s a picture of the griddle:
We held the Raffle drawing during our January meeting.
The winner was Rick M. a local business man and Post supporter in Alamance county. Thanks for your participation Rick. We hope you really enjoy your new riffle.
Also, during the meeting we noted that over a hundred new members had been transferred to our Post out of the state wide electronic Post 1981. We will be contacting them very soon and welcoming them to our Post.
Pictures of the Christmas Dinner
We are planning a Pot Luck Dinner Christmas Party for December 21. Dinner will be at 5:30. All Post Auxiliary and SAL members and their families are invited to attend.
We have decided to hold a raffle which will help with some very large bills that are coming due early next year. We will be raffling a replica “Kentucky Long Rifle” black powder 50 caliber, flint lock rifle. We are only printing 300 tickets, so you have a very good chance of winning. Come in and buy a ticket anytime we are open.
The Flint Lock Kentucky Long Riffle
The Veteran’s Parade in Graham was a very nice parade and was followed by an after noon festival that included several bands, and vendors and food trucks. There was also a booth providing free hotdogs for all Veterans. We set up a tent and several members of the Post and Auxiliary used the time to talk to perspective new members.
Here we are ready for the parade to start
Commander Beckley and Auxiliary President Atkison man the booth during the festival.
During our November meeting the Girl’s softball teams presented the post with plaques that we will display in our foyer, thanking us for our support during their season
The lady’s Beta Sigma Pi sorority provided a very nice lasagna dinner for all Post members in attendance at the November meeting. Below are a couple pictures of the dinner.
The Post was asked by Walmart on Garden Rd. to provide a Color Guard during their Grand Re-Opening ceremony. We were able to do that even though it was very short notice. They were very appreciative and awarded us a nice check which will greatly help out with our expenses.
The color guard during the singing of the National Anthem