Legion marches into fall with pool tournament

Branch #13 legion executive and volunteers in Terrace kept busy throughout summer, planning events for fall and beyond

By Mary Ann Misfeldt

After a two-month break from meetings, the first thing members noticed when they arrived for Tuesday evening’s meeting was the new carpet, which gives a much more pleasing appearance to the building.

The second thing they noticed was a very lengthy agenda, which indicated that the executive and a few other volunteers had not been idle over the summer and that many interesting events are being planned for the near future.

The first of the “Vets Dinners” for the fall season will be Thursday evening Sept. 18.

Saturday evening Sept. 20, Ronnie Scott, an excellent Elvis impersonator will be appearing at the Legion. Tickets for Legion members and bona fide guests are $15 and the entertainment commences at 8 p.m.

The first annual Buster Patterson Memorial Pool Tournament will take place in the Legion Oct. 10, 11 and 12. All members and bona fide guests are welcome.  The entry fee is $10 and a maximum of 24 players will be accepted.

You may sign up at the Legion with Oct. 4 being the final day to accept registrations.

Saturday Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. will be a garage sale at the branch that is open to the public.

Any donations will be gratefully received and pickup can be arranged if necessary.

Friday night, Oct. 31, will be a fun night with a Halloween Dance being planned with good music. Costumes are encouraged.

Don’t forget the ongoing Saturday afternoon meat draws with the excellent guitarist and singer Ryan playing live music for our listening pleasure.

The regular first Friday of the month Steak Dinner commenced in September and was most successful.

With the recent changes to the Liquor Laws, children are now able to accompany their parents to events in the Legion where meals are being served so families can have an excellent, inexpensive dinner and evening out together.

According to this change in the law, any underage persons must leave the premises by 10 p.m.

Many motions for donations to worthy causes and the general running of the Branch, which all members are entitled to have a say in, were passed.

One that will be of interest to any of our members and guests who may be mobility challenged is the forthcoming installation of automatic locks on the entry doors.

These will maintain the required security but will be easily accessible to those in wheelchairs or using walkers etc.

It will be a boon to many to have that heavy outer door swing slowly open at the touch of a button.

Volunteers are needed to carry on the good works of the Legion in Terrace.

Surely with more than 300 members, there are more of you out there who could offer a helping hand now and again – it is such an easy way to honour those who gave so much for us.

We Will Remember Them.