Spring Break Free Family Movie Matinee

Time for another family movie at the Ely American Legion. In celebration of Spring Break, this month’s movie will be a matinee! Come see Big Hero Six on Saturday March 21 at 3:00 p.m. Bring your own chairs, blankets and pads or you can use our chairs. The snack bar will be open and, as always, admission is free.

What: Big Hero Six
When: Saturday, March 21 @ 3:00 pm
Where: Ely American Legion Post 555


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BAGS at the LEGION, March 7th



The final bags event for the season is on 7 March at the Legion Hall. It has been a great season of competition and to date we still have not had a returning champion win a second time. Stop out and take your chance at being the season’s final winner!!

Again this month we will be collecting items for the Linn County Veteran’s Affairs Food Bank. When I dropped off the items collected last month they said they could really use canned meat items like salmon, chicken, and spam.

Mark your calendars for the annual Ely American Legion Breakfast on the 12th of April. Tickets are now available and will be mailed out to members. We will need volunteers on Saturday the 11th to help with preparation and we will need help on the 12th to help with the breakfast. This is without a doubt the largest fundraiser of the year for our legion so please consider volunteering to help. You can either contact Bob Jacobson (848-7221) or myself (389-3698) to volunteer or get more details.

Marv Peters
Post Commander
bags March

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February Bags Winners!!

Once again returning champions were not able and defend their title and we have new winners at the Ely Legion. Congratulations to Stu and Adam for being our February Winners! The next event will be on March 7th and will be the final event of the season. Mark your calendars now to take your chance at being “The Best of the Best”.
The big winner again this month was the Linn County Veteran’s Food Bank. Thanks to all of our guests who brought with them items for the food bank. They asked if we could help out with toilet paper and peanut butter and we were able to drop off an amount that will keep them going for quite a while. Next month they are asking if we could provide canned meats (salmon, chicken, canned spam). Let’s see if we can fill their shelves!


Pilates at the Ely Legion


Who: ages 10-100 welcome
When: Monday nights at 6pm starting March 2, 2015
Where: Ely Legion Hall
Cost: $60 if you sign up for all 6 sessions or $12 drop-ins
Sign up: Email Kalli Smith at 0kallismith0@gmail.com

Please bring your yoga mat!


Post History: Remembering St. Quentin Canal Vets

The St Quentin Post 555 gets its name from the Battle of St Quentin Canal in which two WW1 Soldiers from the Ely area died in action. Both PVT Charles Noska and PVT Joseph Dvorak were serving as part of the 30th Infantry Division when killed in action during October of 1918. Here are the draft cards of these two fallen veterans.

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