Services, activities for area veterans


West Alexandria American Legion Post 322

Flashback Band 70s Dance Party will take place Saturday, April 9, from 7-11 p.m. Euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee, 50/50 raffle. Sr. Fun Bunch meets Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. For hall rentals contact Bob Beneke at 937-604-8852. With any other Legion questions, contact Dave Sizemore, Commander at 937-478-6407.

Singles dance in Greenville

The Greenville VFW is now sponsoring the Darke County Singles Dances. The next dance is on Saturday, March 26. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the dance is from 8-11 p.m. Cover charge is $7 per person. The band will be Cotton. Food will be available, as well as a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and instant tickets. Must be 21 years of age. Greenville Veterans Memorial VFW Post 7262 is located at 219 North Ohio Street in Greenville.

Ohio Women Veterans Conference returns this summer

The Ohio Women Veterans Conference is returning in 2022 — and to a familiar location. Normally a biennial event, the conference was not held last year as originally planned because of safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Last held in 2019 at The Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, the conference will return to that venue on Aug. 6. According to organizers, they are currently are shaping this highly anticipated daylong event — one of the largest of its kind in the country — to assemble resources, speakers, workshops, avenues to key information, and networking opportunities. Find out more at www.OhioVets.gov.

New Paris American Legion Post 360

Post 360 is open Sundays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays 1 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays 11 a.m. to midnight. Looking for a home Post? There is always something going on at Post 360 and new members are welcome. Monthly events open to the public include: the second Saturday of every month, DJ Duo spinning favorite tunes; the third Saturday of every month, a euchre tournament, and the fourth Saturday of each month, karaoke.

Camden VFW Post 1577

The Auxlliary’s monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Camden VFW Post 1577 is located at 291 S. Main St., Camden.

New Lebanon American Legion Post 762

Post 762 is open Monday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to midnight, Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner is from 6-8 p.m. There is breakfast on Saturday from 8-11 a.m.

Eaton VFW Post 8066

Post 8066 is open Tuesday through Saturday from 4-11 p.m. and Sunday from 3-8 p.m. Come in on Tuesdays for Taco Tuesday and Euchre, Wednesday for Wii Bowling and Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m., Thursday for pool league, Thursdays and Fridays for Bar Poker beginning at 4:30 p.m., Friday for karaoke at 7 p.m., and Sunday for breakfast at 8 a.m. and open pool. The post is closed on Mondays. There is now an ATM inside.

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 maintains a 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. For more info, contact Veteran Services at 937-456-6111 or at 1322 N. Barron St., Eaton.

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

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