Legion starts two new events for Riverboat Days

Besides the annual Riverboat Days parade, the Terrace Legion will hold two contests for the first time this year.

A number of initiatives have been started and finished at the legion this past month.

The Big Screen TV funding drive is inching closer to its goal of $1,500 and any donations from members to help us achieve our final goal would be very much appreciated.

Just drop into the Legion between 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday with your donation. The new stoves and grills have been installed and ready for Steak Night resumption in September. Meat Draws are still held every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a total of eight draws during the two-hour period.

Currently, the Riverboat Days parade is being organized by Comrade Joyce Bradley and the theme this year for the Parade is Showcasing Sports in the Northwest. Riverboats days is always a busy time at the Legion as the Legion is the Parade sponsor. Should you be interested in entering a float into the parade you can leave your entry form with bar staff.

After the parade, the judges gather at the Legion to tally up and make their decisions on the winners in each of the categories they score. Following the Parade, take in the annual Legion barbecue, hamburgers and hotdogs for parade entrants, parade watchers and just plain Riverboat Days celebrants. Have a bite and support your Legion.

Two new events will be sponsored at the Legion during Riverboat Days. On Saturday August 8, an adult trivia contest starting at 2 p.m. with a $5 entry fee for each team, and on Sunday August 9 there will be a family trivia contest starting at 1 p.m. also a $5 entry fee. Team maximum is five and for the family trivia, there must be a youth on the team. Because we are going “family and kids friendly” for the Sunday event, no alcohol will be available on Sunday. If interested for either day, please e-mail your team name to secretary@branch13.org and a spot will be held for your team.

Another big initiative being taken on by the membership committee headed by Comrade Bernie Hallock is gathering e-mail addresses of members. Over the next couple of months do not be surprised to receive a phone call from Comrade Hallock asking if you would like to provide us with your e-mail address so that the executive can keep members up to date on upcoming legion events. If you would like be proactive, you can send your e-mail address to Bernie@branch13.org.

The executive is very interested in hearing from the membership. If you have ideas, concerns, and suggestions or want to volunteer for the Meat Draws, Steak Night or special event such as dances, etc., please let us know. You can reach the Branch 13 executive secretary at secretary@branch13.org who will bring your suggestions and ideas to executive.

A reminder that we have been struggling to reach a quorum at our general meetings and in an attempt to address this, the first general meeting after summer break will be the second Saturday of each month, starting with September 12th at 1 p.m.

Monies raised by the Legion are given back to both veterans and the community of Terrace. An example of this is The Frank Morris/ Branch 13 Bursary Fund recently giving $5,000 in bursary money for further educational opportunities. The bursary is available to Legion members and their families.

Memberships are available for anyone interested in becoming a Legion member. The Legion is open to all members and guests Monday to Saturday.

We will remember them.