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American Legion hosts Veterans luncheon


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By: LoraLee Nauta

 

On September 6, 2014, the American Legion Glen Hill Post 287 served the veterans from Grand Rapids Veterans Home a wonderful home-cooked meal. As always, Mary Goller-Kilts served her famous Swiss steak with all the fixings. The Auxiliary ladies made homemade pies. The veterans really enjoy having homemade pies, which is something they don’t always get at the Home.

We were honored to serve 30+ veterans, plus six home aids, along with 15 volunteers to assist. It was a great day. We played bingo with gifts and cash as prizes. This is an event that we all look forward to every year. To watch the happiness in their eyes and smiling faces is so worth it, because if it wasn’t for these wonderful veterans, we would not have the rights we have now.

Thank you for all that bravely served. We will never forget!

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Thank You


The family of Justin Ryan Holloway would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, love, kindness and support given to us through the loss of our beloved Justin. Special thanks to Pastor Beasinger and the Pierson Bible Church, the American Legion #287 and Mary Goller-Kilts for the wonderful luncheon, and Kevin Pike of Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home.

With love,

The Robinson & Holloway families

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Glen Hill Post 287 family helps Beach Elementary


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by LoraLee Nauta

 

The American Legion, Sons of The American Legion and the Auxiliary teamed together to purchase dictionaries for every third grade student. We all felt it was important to give back to our community and our students. They are the future of our country, and we wanted to help anyway we can as an American Legion Family. We delivered approximately 262 books to the Beach Elementary on Wednesday, March 13, 2014.

Mr. Ken See, the principle, was very happy to have this donation. Along with Mr. See, we had 10 students: Eli Malon, Leah Ramsey, Aricia Tompkins, Brady Mason (who is also a Squadron 287 member), Darrien Kolk, Molly Bentley, MacKayla Cazier, Haley Castle (Auxiliary 287 junior), Taylee Self, and Bryce Skelonce. We also had members of our Glen Hill Post Family with us: MaryAnne Yuncker, Past Department President & Unit Education Chairmen; Post Commander Bill Gregones; Keith Tyler, Squadron 287 member and Department Children & Youth Committeeman; and LoraLee Nauta, Auxiliary President.

This book is not only a dictionary, it has the Periodic Table, details about the American Flag, the United States Constitution, a section on all the United States Presidents, the fifty states, plus several more items. We were honored to present these books to the students.

It’s important to the Glen Hill Family to give back to our community and our schools. The Glen Hill Post family is very involved with the veterans, but also many other programs. Education is one of our programs we feel strongly about. These students are the future, and these books should help the students with their studies and give them information that will help guide them.

 

 

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Department Officers attend Early Bird Dinner at Post 287


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On January 4, 2014, The American Legion, Glen Hill Post #287 hosted their annual Early Bird dinner.

They enjoyed a great dinner catered by Kelly’s, and had a wonderful turn out even with the weather not being so great.

Department Commander Raymond Moore and Detachment Commander Mike Boughner attended, along with Department Auxiliary President Sandra Synder and Honorary Auxiliary Junior President Alyssa Champion. Each of them spoke on how the year is going so far, about their goals, membership and special projects. It looks like it will be a successful year for all the groups.

After their speeches, Post #287 presented the Department officers with their Red Flannels.  The #287 Juniors followed this tradition by assisting the officers in doing the Chicken Dance.  It was a fun and exciting evening for all.

 

 

 

 

 

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American Legion to welcome state officers


By Rick A Knapp Jr. 

 

As the new year begins, American Legion Glen Hill Post 287 is busy with the arrival of American Legion State Officers to Cedar Springs.

Delegates to the Michigan American Legion State Convention held in Sault Ste. Marie elected Ray Moore, of the Jackson-Koster-Gray American Legion Post 300, in Lake City, as the 2013-2014 State Commander. Commander Moore is a 10-plus years member.

At the same convention, the American Legion Auxiliary delegates elected Sandra Snyder as the 2013-2014 State President. President Snyder is a 10-plus years member of her unit and her eligibility through her husband.

As a special treat, American Legion Auxiliary Junior Honorary Department President Alyssa Champion will also be attending.

Delegates to the Sons of the American Legion State Convention held in Grand Haven, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, elected Mike Boughner of the Charlton/Polan Sons of the American Legion Squadron 233 in Lake Orion as the 2013-2014 State Commander. He gained his eligibility through his father, a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the United States Army.

All will be at the American Legion’s Early Bird Dinner on Saturday, January 4, 2014. They will be telling of how their year is going and will be receiving Red Flannels and parading them around the post and dancing to the Chicken Dance song.

For more information check out michiganlegion.org and glenhillpost287.org or on Facebook: American Legion Glen Hill Post 287 Official.

 

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American Legion presents checks


N-American-Legion-checks-webThe Cedar Springs American Legion Glen Hill Post #247 presented checks last week to both the Cedar Springs Ministerial Association and the Cedar Springs Community Food Pantry.

Legion Commander Bill Gregones presented Pastor Craig Carter, of the Ministerial Association, with a check for $200, to help with the requests they receive at Christmas time.

Gregones presented Pastor Mary Ivanov with a check for $100 for the food pantry, which is located at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, where Ivanov is pastor.

The American Legion makes the presentations annually, and also donates $200 to the Salvation Army.

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Thank You


We buttoned down the hatches for this year of Red Flannels.

First of all I want to say thanks to the Festival Committee for choosing me this year. I was enlightened as to just how much work is done by all of you special people. The many man hours that goes into making this successful is enormous, but you did it. I think that this year’s crowds outdid themselves, wall to wall people everywhere! Wonderful! God’s blessings were upon us that warm beautiful day.

A sleek black convertible to ride in was by Ed Koehn and again thanks for the pleasure.

All the community businesses did extend to all those that came a warm welcome and they will return again. As this is the Red Flannel Town as it was when The Clipper Gals started in the 1930s and it will be forever known as that! We need all of your help to get our Red Flannels back on our street signs for all the world to see, because you people are that Red Flannel Town and we need to restore that again. I know you will put those here to support it.

I want to thank my American Legion Family also for their support of me and the Festival. May we all come together with love and prayers. Also thanks to my great family for all their help!

 

Mary Goller Kilts, Grand Marshall 2013

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Health and wellness expo


 

MW Memory Care will be hosting a health and wellness expo on Wednesday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the American Legion Banquet Hall, 330 Rockford Park Drive, Rockford.

It will include blood pressure screenings, flu shots, health and nutrition, holistic wellness, chiropractic care, ask-a-nurse, dental health, mental health, vendors, food, fun, prizes and much more!

For more info, call 616-863-9999.

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Good food and games for Veterans at Glen Hill Post 287


By Dominic Merlington

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The American Legion in Cedar Springs was host to residents of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on September 7, 2013.

While at the American Legion, the veterans were treated to a nice lunch, and then played many games of bingo with prizes.

The Glen Hill Post 287 Family has been holding this event for the veterans for many years. This is one of the activities that Post 287 takes pride and enjoyment in sponsoring. In late July, Post 287 provided an activity tent with prizes for the veterans and their family members at the annual Veteran’s Carnival at the Home for Veterans.

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A Day to remember


 

Residents gathered at cemeteries and other locales Monday to remember those who died in the service of our country, and all those that have made our freedom possible.

The American Legion Glen Hill Post #287 held services at Elmwood, Solon, and East Nelson Cemeteries and the Cedar Springs Veterans Park. Assisting with the  service was the American Legion  Honor Guard, the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion and the Boy Scouts.

Services were also held in Algoma Township and Sand Lake. The Cedar Springs Historical Society held their annual cemetery walk in Elmwood Cemetery on the Sunday before Memorial Day.

 

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