Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295
111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Greetings Auxiliary Sisters and Brothers,
I hope you are enjoying the lovely Fall weather. We have had some beautiful days, along with some not so nice days. The squirrels are busy packing away food for the winter. I can relate to them.
We have been busy packing and cleaning out things at the Post. Phyllis, Joyce, Lorraine, Berna, Barb K., Vi, Susan, Rochelle and I have been busy working on the Auxiliary and Auxiliary Color Guard things. Thanks to everyone. I donít think I forgot anyone.
We will be holding our meetings at a new location and time. The address is 1413 Thompson Ave., So. St. Paul. That is the former Cunningham Sports building. You will enter through the glass doors on the 14th Ave. side. (On the East side of the building). We will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The telephone number should remain the same.
We sponsored bingo at the Hastings Veterans Home on October 18th. We had 40 participants and gave out $77.00 in prize money. We had a few additional Veterans who came later to join everyone for cookies and ice cream. Our next bingo will be on November 15th.
There were 35 participants at Cracker Barrel in September. All of the treats were enjoyed. Another fun evening. Our next Cracker Barrel will be on November 28th.
Thank you to those who have dropped off cancelled stamps for our Hospital Program. We will continue to collect them. You can drop them off at the new location.
This year our Veterans Day Program will be held at Moose Lodge 1088. I hope you can join us.
The next Auxiliary meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.
We are busy planning the annual Kidís Christmas Party. This yearís party will be on Sunday, December 2 from 1-4 p.m. It will be held at Moose Lodge 1088.
If you are a member in good standing and have been diagnosed with cancer the Auxiliary has cancer grants available. Contact Barb Kleckner at 651-450-9291 for more information.
The Auxiliary is available to perform a Funeral Ritual for any deceased member. We would be honored to do so. Contact Barb Meyer at 651-457-9156.
I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful, joyous and safe day.
In closing, I congratulate those celebrating a birthday or anniversary. I wish for a speedy recovery if you are injured or ill. I offer my deepest sympathy if you have lost a loved one.