Last Bags Tourney of the Regular Season (and a Post Season Game)

Saturday, May 12th is the last cornhole tournament of the Legion’s regular season. Come have fun even if you have ever played before. We draw teams so it is a great way to meet people. Doors open at 6:30 pm and game play starts at 7:00. Just $5.00 per player.


Beyond that, the Ely Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a post season bags tournament after the Ely Block Party at the Legion.

Double Elimination. Race to 21 wins.
$30.00 team entry fee.

1st Place $300.00
2nd Place $150.00
3rd Place $50.00

To reserve a spot send your names and team name to

Send your entry fee to:

Ely Legion
P.O. Box 357
Ely, IA 52227

Make checks payable to Ely Legion. Checks must be received by May 30th.

First 20 teams to register are guaranteed a spot. Ages 16 and up.


Favorite A Gift for the Person Who Has Everything

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 2019.  It makes the perfect gift and it requires no work.  Find out more here. 



April Bags Change of Date

The date of the April Bags Tourney has been changed from April 21 to April 14.  See you there.


GI Bill Informational Meeting at Ely Library

Ely Veterans

Do you have questions about the GI Bill or any of the other benefits you earned during your service?

An informational meeting is scheduled at the Ely Public Library on the 13th of March at 6:30 PM for Veterans to learn about benefits. What are they? When do they expire? How do I apply for them? These are questions that will be answered during the session. No boring lectures, just good information.

Special Guests will be: Donald Tyne, Linn County Director of Veterans Affairs and Vicki Terronez, Veterans Service Coordinator at Kirkwood Community College

If you are a Post 9/11 Veteran you should not miss this meeting!

Sponsored by the Ely Public Library and the Ely American Legion