Hope your holidays were great and that Santa was good to you.
On November 6th, services were held at the monument in Rochelle Park. It was a very nice weather day and a great turn out.
Our annual Trim-a-Tree covered dish dinner was held on November 26th. Food and desserts were plentiful as well as delicious. Besides decorating the hall, lounge and bar area, we signed and stuffed Seasons Greeting cards.
On December 13h, we held a bingo at the Paramus Veterans home. Besides the cash gifts and bingo winnings, the Veterans were each given a card containing $10.00. Needless to say, they were very surprised and extremely happy with the card. Cookies, juice and bananas were also served. The turnout of Veterans and volunteers was heartwarming.
The Auxiliary Christmas party was held on December 8th at the Maywood Inn where we were served a delicious dinner (of our choice) and dessert. Everyone was festive and had a great time. Thanks to Carol Connors and Casey Wagner for planning it.
Marie Gajarsky again delivered calendars to the Paramus Veterans Home and also to the Brookdale Senior Home in Paramus. Thank you to all who brought in the calendars and a special thanks to Marie who always does such a great job.
Ellen and I delivered Target and Walmart gift cards to the County of Bergen -Tracers in Hackensack and to the Alfred J. Thomas Home in Garfield. Our chaplain, Peggy, shopped and brought to the Post lots of toys and goodies for the Toys for Tots sponsored by the Marine Corp. Thanks to all.
Signup sheet for the March 2017 Ace-In-Hole dates will be posted. This has turned out to be a great means of income and, as always, volunteers are need.
The Wildwood signup sheet has been posted for the Convention. Dates are June 7-June 11th.
On February 14th, at 7:30 p.m., we will be hosting the Bergen County American Legion Auxiliary meeting. I would love to see a great turnout of Unit 170 members. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
On March 11th from 7-11 p.m., we will hold our annual Saint Patricks Day dinner/dance. This is a great night out with loads of prizes and fun. Hope to see you all there.
We are also planning a Casino trip….date and venue to be determined….in April. More to come at a later date. Our next meeting is February 9th at 7:30 sharp.
In closing, a very happy and healthy new year to you and yours.
For God and Country,