Our annual breakfast this year will be on the 12th of April. I know, right now you are saying “The Ely Legion Breakfast is always on the first Sunday in April” and you would be right. But this year Easter also fell on the first Sunday in April and we decided to defer to a higher authority. Make sure to stop out and bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets are always available at the door or from any Ely Legion member. Same great menu as last year; eggs, pancakes, potatoes, sausage, ham, coffee, juice, and milk.



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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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