Services, activities for area veterans


Editor’s Note: Organizations with meeting notices or events included in Veterans News are encouraged to send updated information to Braden Moles at [email protected].

West Manchester American Legion Post 665

Pork Chop dinners are back, carry out only. Dinners are $10, while extra pork chops are $7 each. Serving time starts at 5 p.m. until sold out. Call or message listed persons, if possible, especially for multiples so there are enough pork chops. Walk-ins are welcome, however. If you place an order, you should come at 5 p.m., otherwise they might sell out.

The post is mindful to social distancing and wearing masks.

Contacts: Commander Rocky Farmer, 937-733-2810; Chet Aney, 937-623-0480; Mike, 937-336-4766.

New Lebanon American Legion Post 762

There will be an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, May 7 beginning at 5 p.m. Must wear a mask.

The post will host a Cabbage Roll Dinner on Saturday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. Pre-order required, email [email protected] or call 937-687-9908 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4:30-9:30 p.m. Bingo will follow from 7-11 p.m.

Join the post for Quiz Night on the first Monday of month starting at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen is open from 6-8 p.m.

The Spring Turkey Shoots 2021 will be held on April 18, 25, and May 2. Park on North Church Street, New Lebanon. The shoot starts at 1 p.m. and is $5 each.

Gun requirements: 12ga bore diameter, .675 or larger, 32-inch barrel max.

Prizes include money, ham, steaks, chops, western ribs, breakfast packs and bacon. For questions, contact Commander Michele at 937-620-8914.

Camden VFW Post 1577

On Saturday, May 8, the post will host Preble County Line Band for country and rock music.

On Saturday, May 15, The Antiques will play from 8-11 p.m.

On Saturday, May 22, there will be Karaoke with Jerame from 7 p.m. to midnight. Come out and enjoy the entertainment.

Camden VFW Post 1577 is located at 291 S. Main St.

Eaton VFW Post 8066

The post is open Tuesday through Saturday from 4-11 p.m. and Sunday from 1-8 p.m., except for Easter Sunday.Come in on Tuesday for Taco Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. and Euchre at 6 p.m., Wednesday for Wii Bowling at 5 p.m. and Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m., Thursday for Bar Poker from 4:30-6 p.m. and Pool League from 6-10 p.m., Friday for Bar Poker from 4:30-6 p.m. and Karaoke from 6-10:45 p.m and Sunday for Open Pool at 1 p.m. The post is closed on Mondays.

There post will have an Elvis impersonator on Saturday, April 17 from 7-11 p.m. and the Sideshow Band on Saturday, April 24 from 7-11 p.m.

DAV meetings

Disabled American Veterans meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #322 at 1477 Ohio 503 South in West Alexandria. Members are encouraged to attend. Veterans looking for a home legion are welcomed to come. Active duty and younger veterans are encouraged to become members as well.

PC Veterans Service ID Cards

Preble County Veteran Services is now offering honorably discharged veterans the opportunity to have a picture identification card. You may obtain your ID card at Veterans Services at no cost to you. You must bring a copy of your DD214 verifying character of discharge. For additional information you may contact Veterans Services at 937-456-6111.

‘We Care’ Program

In an effort to acknowledge the sacrifices of our local veterans and to promote spending within our own community, Preble County Veteran Services has launched a new program entitled “We Care.” Veteran Services will supply local honorably discharged veterans with an official “picture identification card” which would be presented to local businesses when making their purchases. The veteran would then receive a discount from the total cost of the purchase. We have 16 businesses currently enrolled in the program. If your business would like to participate in this program, contact Veteran Services at 108 N. Barron St., Eaton.

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