I am writing to tell everyone about things that have taken place at Keremeos Legion in the last 18 months.
Gary Billion was elected president for 2013-2014 with such a good job done re-elected for 2014-20015.
He along with his good cooks are providing a dinner and dance night last Saturday of the month. With good food and good music from local bands this an inexpensive night out.
Once a month a meat draw is given to a local organization. We supply the meat, you work the draw. You gain from it. What a deal. The least amount of workers you need is six. Bring all your friends and neighbours so you gain even more.
Monday at 4:30 p.m. is the mini meat draw. This is about a two hour event with good sized meat packages as prizes. Drop in for this one, as your chances of winning are better then Saturday as the crowd is smaller.
Monday and Thursday are still Gucci card nights. This seems to be catching on.
Tuesday bingo draws a good crowd. The prizes consist of small packages of meat with five special games. This bingo game is free.
Wednesday, dart night, is a little slower. There are only a few players, with more welcome at anytime. If you want to join, call Rick at the legion 250 499 5634.
Friday events start at 4:30 p.m. Come out and help to harass Gary over his skills. Snacks are supplied. Cheap drink night is a bonus.
The legion also has a few upcoming things planned that you may be interested in checking out.
-Legion Week June 23 to 28: We hold a barbeque outside the legion office door, for the public to enjoy. We supply the hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings at no cost to you. Stop by for lunch on us and see who’s cooking. Just one of our ways of thanking you for supporting us. On Wednesday, June 25 we are honouring our first responders with a dinner. These are the volunteers who get the least amount of recognition for the service they provide to each of us. These are the ones who on a cold winter night get out of a warm bed to put out a fire, assist with a medical emergency, help find a lost person, assist the RCMP or help in the community when and where needed. They are there 24 hours a day seven days a week for all of us. So for all that they do for our community, we felt that a dinner in their honour would be a nice way of saying thanks. You can come and join them. Thank them for their support of our community. You can share a story with everyone as to how they may have helped you. In my family’s case they have been so helpful and I have appreciated the comfort so much.
As you may know, our bar staff are volunteers. Bar staff is in short supply. We need a few good people, who have their food safe and serve it right certificates to help us out. If you could offer a day a week or even a couple we would really appreciate it. As of this moment we have Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday available, also some Fridays and Saturdays. With summer coming there is a real shortage. If you don’t have these certificates we can see about making arrangements to help you get them.
Remember we support the local school scholarship program. If your child is graduating this year encourage them to submit an application for a scholarship (you don’t have to be a legion member to apply or a veterans child or grandchild. This is open to anyone and everyone). All application must be sent directly to the legion for consideration.
The legion encourages you to come and see all our changes. These changes are from ceiling to floor. We thank Gary and his crew of volunteers for all the work and effort they have put in. We serve non alcoholic beverages as well. We ask everyone to drink responsibly and have a desiginated driver or a plan to get home safely.