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American Legion Post 176 - Advocate Excerpts

Annandale American Legion Post No. 176
Annandale Advocate Newspaper Articles Excerpts

1-1-1920 – Local post has largest membership of any post in county – Membership reached ninety yesterday.  Slowly but surely we are climbing toward the century mark.    Basketball:  Thus far we’ve won every game we’ve played.

1-8-1920 – Legion passed resolution favoring new schoolhouse.

11-15-1920 – Legion play a great success.

4-15-1920 – Legion boys to banquet.  All members and ex-service men should attend this big gathering.

11-25-1920 – The members of the Post and community will be glad to know that arrangements are almost completed whereby we will have our permanent headquarters in the Odd Fellows Hall.

3-3-1921 -   Disclaimer.  Election Day there originated a rumor purporting that one of the tickets, the one not drawn up by the caucus, was a Legion ticket.  The ticket mentioned above was an independent ticket and had nothing to do with the Legion.  We want it understood that when the Legion puts up a ticket, it will not be afraid to tell the public about it. 

5-26-1921 – There may still be time to obtain your Victory Medal for Memorial Day if you bring in your discharge certificate right away.

9-29-1921 – Officers:  E. E. Dunton, Commander; Herman Muehring, Vice Commander; Harry A. Lano, Adjutant; T. C. Lee, Treasurer; Geo. H. Norris, Edward L. Kurz and John P. Hoikka, Executive Committee.

10-9-1921 – Next meeting of the Post at Headquarters, Wednesday October 12, 8 o’clock.  All men having rifles assigned to them are to bring them in to this meeting without fail so that the decree of the annual meeting can be carried out without delay.

2-2-1922 – The Legion boys were hosts at a Smoker on Tuesday evening at their hall.  The businessmen, with one or two exceptions, were present.  The time was spent socially, including several speeches, and lunch was served by the boys.

1-11-1923 – Under the auspices of the American Legion, a skating rink has been provided for the people of our community.  A large space on the lake at the end of Oak Avenue has been cleared and partly enclosed with canvas.  It has been flooded and will be lighted.

2-15-1923 – The American Legion moved from the I.O.O.F. Hall to the court room in the village hall on Wednesday.

2-15-1923 – On February 20 the American Legion boys will hold a public supper and rally.

3-9-1923 – The Annandale Legion boys are putting on a patriotic movie show at the Grand Theater on Monday evening in order to raise funds for their organization.

3-29-1923 – Legion and Auxiliary in three act comedy, “Diamonds and Hearts.”

3-29-1923 – Band organized by Legion Post -  Last Monday evening a majority of our prominent musicians and citizens met at the American Legion room in the village hall for the purpose of organizing a band.

5-29-1923 – Official Poppy Day, Sat. May 20th.

10-29-1925 – Armistice Day to be observed.  Annandale Legion Post plans big day and evening for November 11th.

7-30-1925 – Free Legion Rally.

8-20-1925 – List of subscribers to the American Legion Endowment Fund.

11-10-1927 – Legion rally of all posts of the western end of the tenth district to be held at Annandale. The following posts will be represented:  Howard Lake, Cokato, Maple Plain, Buffalo, Delano, Maple Lake, Monticello, Clearwater and Annandale

3-7-1929 – Legion play, “The Teapot Domes.”

10-31-1929 – Officers:  Commander, Jack Maurice; V. Commander, John Logeais; Adjutant, E. L. Kurz; Sec.-Treas., G. H. Norris.

9-16-1930 – The Annandale Post No. 176 of the American Legion will hold their first annual meeting next Monday evening Sept. 20th at the Village Hall.  The adoption of a Post ritual and question of a building for Post Headquarters and other issues will be dealt with.

10-6-1932 – Armistice Day - The American Legion will have charge of the program as usual, but this year instead of the funds being put into the Legion’s treasury to be used for their own good work, the proceeds will be placed in a special fund to be used for needy children of Annandale and vicinity.

11-17-1932 – Legion sponsors Armistice Day Program.  The Armistice Day program at the school Friday afternoon was very well attended.  The school band under the direction of Mr. Leraas opened the program.  Rev. C. H. Blake delivered an address.  Following this program school was dismissed for the day and the crowd proceeded to the village hall, where a musical concert was in progress, a rummage sale was being held, and an opportunity was given of winning a turkey, goose or duck.  The evening was given over to a dance, which brought out a large crowd.

11-23-1933 – The American Legion and Auxiliary wish to say, “Thank You,” for the splendid spirit of cooperation and good will which they received in their Armistice Day program. The total receipts of the day were $118.68, which will aid greatly in their endeavor to supply clothing for the needy children of Annandale and vicinity.