Post 555’s first ever family movie night was great success with fun for all. Disney’s Frozen was on the screen, popcorn was abundant and the bar was open downstairs. Fun for the kids, fun for mom and dad.
This was a test project and the test was successful. The Post will get busy planning our next movie event.
Join us for the Disney hit “FROZEN” featuring the hit song Let it Go!
Family Movie Night at the Ely American Legion featuring Disney’s Frozen
7:00 pm, Saturday March 22. Free admission. Snack bar open upstairs and bar open downstairs.
Chairs will be available but you can bring your own as well as blankets and sit on the floor. Everyone welcome.
The winner of the local American Legion Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest is Kaitlyn Sellon. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Dustin and Sarah Sellon of Ely and a student at Prairie Creek Elementary School. Kaitlyn wrote an essay about the United States flag that was very original and thought provoking.
The purpose of the American Legion Fifth Grade Flag Essay Program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the United States Flag on the part of elementary-level students. The contest also allows contestants to gain a greater understanding of flag etiquette and respect for the flag.
Kaitlyn’s essay has been forwarded for district and state level competition. Congratulations and good luck Kaitlyn!
Post Commander Marv Peters presenting Kaitlyn Sellon with Flag Essay Contest Award.
The current Legion Hall is not the first hall on the site. The original Ely Legion Hall was constructed in 1923 and expanded in 1928. Actually, it was two old school buildings that were moved to the site and fabricated into a hall for the Ely Post.
The building was dismantled in 1954 to make way for the new hall but during its 31 years it was used for just about every community event including stage productions and as the home court for the Ely High School basketball team.
Ely Elementary School Students in a stage production in the old Legion Hall, 1950
The audience for an elementary stage production in 1950. Note the basketball hoop.
Dismantling the hall in 1954, front view.
Dismantling the old hall in 1954, rear view. A boxcar is visible on the old railroad tracks to the right.