What do you give to someone who has everything? Consider giving the gift of a flag. The Ely Sons of the American Legion are offering to put a flag in front yards for the 4 major patriotic holidays (Flag Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day) again in 2017. It makes the perfect gift and it requires no work. Check out the link on our website for more details.
NOTE: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2017
The Ely American Legion is currently seeking candidates for the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State for 2017. This years Girls State will be held at the Drake University Campus in Des Moines, Iowa from the 18th to the 23rd of June 2017. Applicants should submit the attached application along with a resume. See the below application form for more details. All applications must be received no later than 30 December 2016.
Due to other social events schedule conflicts the Ely Post 555 Junior Sharp Shooters Club (JSSC), which normally meets on Wednesdays, will be changed to Tuesday evenings. Same time as before 18:30 (6:30 PM) at the Ely Legion Hall Basement. Sorry for the inconvenience of the change but in order to accommodate more needs of the community this schedule change was made.
See you Tuesday night at 18:30.
The Ely American Legion is currently seeking candidates for the Iowa American Legion Hawkeye Boys State for 2017. This years Hawkeye Boys State will be held at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa from the 11th to the 16th of June 2017. Applicants should submit the attached application along with a resume. See the below application form for more details. All applications must be received no later than 26 December 2016.
The Ely American Legion is pleased to announce that they are again conducting the American Legion 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest at the local level. Please see the entry form below for full details. Entries must be received by December 15th.
The Ely Legion is ready to kick off its Junior Shooting Sports Program and gun safety program: The Triple Nickel Sharpshooters.
The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a gun safety education and marksmanship program that encompasses the basic elements of safety, education, enjoyment and competition. Shooters use the .177 caliber air rifle.
The first meeting for shooters and parents will take place at the Ely Legion hall at 6:30 pm on Wednesday November 2nd. At this meeting information about the program will be made available and sign up sheets will be filled out.
Boys and girls ages 10 to 18 can participate. The plan is to create a youth club and compete with other posts.
We hope to see you there.
Mark your calendars, here is a chance to try out your Halloween costume before tricks or treats! Friday, October 28 the Ely American Legion will host a costume party and movie for kids of all ages. There will be treats, all kinds of fun and a not too spooky movie.
Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!
The fun starts at 6:00 pm. Wear your Halloween costume and bring a friend.
We have plenty of chairs but kids are welcome to bring blankets, pillows or whatever for the movie.
Price: Free for all!
Ely American Legion Hall – Saturday October 29th, 8pm until Midnight
$7.00 Admission (to cover band expenses)
Live music by THE COUNTY LINEMEN
Trophies presented to costume winners!
Casual dress also welcome.