Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295
111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Spring is finally here. The birds are returning and the trees are budding. Now if we could just get some long warm days to dry out my yard so my dogs will quit ripping it up I will be happy.
At the Post, many exciting things are happening. Elections are being held this month. If you have ever thought about running for an office come to the Post meeting and get involved. It takes a little time but the rewards can be very fulfilling. On April 29th the Post is holding the 2nd District convention. At this meeting, we elect officers for the upcoming year and decide the future of the District and the state VFW. It is at the Post and District level that resolutions and by-law changes are started that can be considered by the National Convention. State Convention is being held in Brooklyn Park this year. Dates are June 8-11th. National Convention is being held in New Orleans July 22-26th. All these meeting have some good times built in to them. Please consider attending them.
Friday night fish fries will be ending this month and we will return to the Steak and Shrimp on the third Thursday of each month. The fish fries have been going very well. The lunch crowd has been exceeding expectations each week. The dinner crowd is equally as busy. Many of you have probably heard that we ran out of fish one night. While this is bad in the sense that people still wanted to eat it is also a bit good as it shows that we were swamped. Especially, when you consider that we had ordered and served 200 pounds more than same time last year. Word of mouth and the free advertising we have gotten from some of the local radio stations and television stations have been huge. As well as we have been doing, we still need people to work the fish fries. Therefore, I am pleading for you to come down and help us out. If you cannot work, at least buy a meal ticket and have some of the best fish around.
Please continue to support those companies that are generous enough to advertise in the Echo. Without their advertisements, the cost of publishing and mailing would go up dramatically.
Enjoy your spring, have a great Easter, and until next month remember this, It is always a great day to be a veteran.
Tate Doom, Commander
TAKE PRIDE IN 295