This Week, July 8-14, 2024 at Legion Post 25!

Greetings!

   Here’s what’s happening this week at Post 25
Dinner Schedule:
Wednesday – 4:30-6 Auxiliary Dinner –
To be Announced
Friday – 4:30-7 PM, Fish Dinner
Sunday – 4:
30-6 PM Dinner With the SONs: Pork & Sauerkraut with Mashed Potatoes, and Warm Apple Pie Filler

Bar Crock Food:
Monday – Ham & Cheese Sliders
Tuesday – Cary’s “BINGO” Dogs
Thursday – Bourbon Lil Smokies Doggies
Friday – Nachos & Cheese
Saturday – Burgers from Noon to 2 pm, then Sloppy Joes with Hot Dogs on a bun.
Sunday – Meatballs & Buns

Activities & Entertainment:
Monday, July 8, 2024 The General Meeting is at 6 PM. The Kitchen will be closed. Chips Ahoy at 3 pm, Darts at 6 pm. Happy Hour 4-6 PM.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Euchre at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm; SAL Bingo at 6:30 pm; BINGO Hot Dogs from 2-6:30. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-6 PM.  Sweet Baby Love will play from 5-8 pm. Dinner with the Auxiliary 4:30 – 6 PM.

Thursday, July 11, 2024 Poker at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-6 PM.

Friday, July 12, 2024 Fried Fish for dinner from 4:30 to 6:30; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. Night Grooves will perform from 6-9 pm. 

Saturday, July 13, 2025 Burgers & Dogs on the Grille, Noon to 2 PM. Karaoke Night with Chris & Nikki Davies, 5-8 PM

 

Sunday, July 14, 2024Chips Ahoy 3 PM. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. Sunday Dinner With the SONs, 4-6 PM. REKT will perform from 5-8 pm.

See you all at Post 25!

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ROADKILL will be back on Saturday, July 20, 2024, 3-5 PM.
Fast Fun! “Cards” crashes into “BINGO”! You win MEATS!!!

The American Legion is a Volunteer Organization.
We sure could use your help.
Just ask any of our officers!

 

 

 

This Week: July 1-7, 2024 at Legion Post 25!

Greetings!

   Here’s what’s happening this week at Post 25!
But first, did you get the latest calendar??? If not, CLICK HERE!

Kitchen Hours:
Wed 4:30-6 Auxiliary Dinner
Friday 4:30-7 PM, Fish Dinner
Sunday 4:
30-6 PM Dinner With the SONs

Monday, July 1, 2024 The Monthly SONs Meeting is at 6 PM. The Kitchen will be closed. Chips Ahoy at 3 pm, Darts at 6 pm. Happy Hour 4-6 PM.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 Euchre at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm; SAL Bingo at 6:30 pm; BINGO Hot Dogs from 2-6:30. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-6 PM.  Double Trouble will play from 5-8 pm. Dinner with the Auxiliary 4:30 – 6 PM.

Thursday, July 4, 2024 Poker at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-6 PM.

Friday, July 5, 2024 Fried Fish for dinner from 4:30 to 6:30; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. Jay will perform from 6-9 pm. 

Saturday, July 6, 2025 – 5th Annual American Legion Post 25 Independence Day Picnic. American’s Birthday Party starts at Noon. Police, Fire, and First Responders are welcome. Calico will rock the house from 2-6 PM! Waterslide and face painting for the kids! Cornhole games inside with prizes. Chicken quarters, hot dogs, and brisket sandwiches, corn-on-the-cob, and more for lunch/dinner. Everyone is invited to bring a hot or cold-covered dish, and or dessert! 

Sunday, July 7, 2024Chips Ahoy 3 PM. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. Sunday Dinner With the SONs, 4-6 PM. A Lil’ Mixed Up will perform from 5-8 pm.

See you all at Post 25!

PS – Follow us on Facebook, HERE!

ROADKILL will be back on Saturday, July 20, 2024, 3-5 PM.
Fast Fun! Cards crashes into BINGO! Win MEATS!!!

The American Legion is a Volunteer Organization,
We sure could use your help.
Just ask any of our officers!

 

 

 

The Post 25 July Calendar is Here!

Greetings,
   Please note that we have NEW Kitchen hours; Sunday Sons Dinner Specials, 4:30-6, Wednesday Women’s Auxiliary Dinner Specials, and Friday Post 25 Fish Fry, 4:30-7 PM. The SONs and the Auxiliary have stepped up to help with providing daily food during the slow summer season.

And there will be daily Crock Food at the bar.

Also, Happy Hour is now 4-6 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

 

CLICK HERE for the July 2024 Calendar

See you at Post 25!

Legion Post 25 could use your help!
Let one of our officers know what
you would like to help with.

Legion Post 25’s 5th Annual 4th of July Picnic will be on the 6th

Greetings,
   American Legion Post 25 will be hosting a Happy 249th Birthday America Party and Picnic on Saturday, July 6, 2024, starting at Noon. This will be a free, open-to-the-public, Veterans, Police, 1st Responders, and families event. Post 25 would like to extend a special invitation to our senior World War II and Korean War Vets.

If you know a senior WW-II, Korea, or Vietnam Veteran, please bring them if you can!

Post 25’s Independence Day Celebration guest of honor will be Tomoka Heights resident and D-Day C-47 (the militarized version of the DC-3) paratrooper pilot, 101-year-old Chester Barber. On June 6, 2024, Post 25 honored Mr. Barber’s service and bravery on D-Day with a special event.

For the children, there will be a 25-foot outside water slide and face painting. There will also be a Watermelon Eating Contest for children of all ages.

Post 25’s newly refurbished barbecue grill will be cooking chicken quarters and hot dogs. Plus, there will be corn on the cob and hot brisket sandwiches. Everyone is invited to bring a cold or hot side dish or a dessert.

Inside fun will include Cornhole Games with prizes, $1 draft beers from 4-6 pm and a July 4th Special Drink Punch. Local rock band Calico will rock the house from 2-6 pm. And lastly, Post 25 Commander Fred Pierce will lead everyone in their traditional singalong of Lee Greenwood’s classic tribute to our nation, “Proud to Be An American”.

Coming up Friday, the Walker Smith Band will perform from 6-9 PM and Fried Fish on the menu. Menu Items will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. On Saturday there will be Burgers & Dogs on the grille from Noon to 2 PM. Then on Sunday, A Lil’Mixed Up will perform from 5-8 PM.

See you at Post 25!

Ask an Officer!
We’ll find something for you to help with!

Legion Post 25’s D-Day Event Was in the Highlands News-Sun!

Greetings!
June 6th is an auspicious date in American history. It was “D-Day”, also known as “Operation Overlord”. Most of us know it as The Invasion of Normandy. It was the beginning of the end of WW II.

American Legion Post 25, Tomoka Heights, the Town of Lake Placid, Highlands County, and Florida were honored to have 101-year-old Chester Barber to celebrate the anniversary of this day this past June 6th. On D-Day, Chester was in the air, flying his P-37 (aka, DC-3) plane full of paratroopers to be dropped off behind German enemy lines to “take out” as many German soldiers as possible.

After dropping paratroopers, while being shot at by German anti-aircraft weapons, Chester returned to England and was loaded up with supplies to be air-dropped in France, behind enemy lines. Every flight could have been any pilot’s last. Chester flew many, many missions.

A big “THANKS” to Highlands News-Sun staff writer, Kim Moody for covering our D-Day event. And a bigger “THANKS” to Cindy Morrison for connecting with Post 25 and inspiring us to salute our local Hero and friend, Chester Barber.

Highlands News-Sun staff writer, Kim Moody, has extensively interviewed Chester Barber.

To read the BIG VERSION of the Wednesday, June 12, 2024 edition of The Highlands News-Sun “Lake Placid Section”, CLICK HERE.

See you all at Post 25!

 

Local historical re-enactor, Cindy Morrison (left) got our D-Day event started! Thanks, Cindy!
Tomoka Heights resident and neighbor friend Jack Murphy share a common interest; flying. Jack is a retired commercial pilot and a member of “The QBs” (Quiet Birds), an international flyers club.

 

Just ask any officer for info!

 

Legion Post 25 Schedule for June 17-23, 2024

Greetings!

   Here’s what’s happening this week, June 17 to 23, 2024 at Post 25!
But first, a few reminders…

Summer Hours:
Monday-to-Friday: Open for business from 2 PM until closing.
Saturday: Open for business from 11 AM until closing.
Sunday: Open for business from 1 PM until closing.
Summer Hours will be in effect until September 30, 2024.

Kitchen Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 2-6 PM. See the Menu Board in front of the Kitchen for Daily Kitchen Menu items.

June Drink Special: Raspberry Lemonade! Ask your bartender to make one for you!

Queen of Hearts:
The Queen of Hearts game will be back when the snowbirds return in the fall.

Monday, June 17, 2024 The Kitchen will be closed. Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 Euchre at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm; SAL Bingo at 6:30 pm; See Menu Board for Daily Kitchen Menu items. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Cowboy will play from 5-8 pm. See Menu Board for Daily Kitchen Menu items. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Thursday, June 20, 2024 Poker at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm.
See Menu Board for Daily Kitchen Menu items. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Friday, June 21, 2024 Fried Fish for dinner from 4:30 to 6:30; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Tripwire will be performing from 6-9 pm. See Menu Board for Daily Kitchen Menu items. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Saturday, June 22, 2025 Burgers & Dogs on the Grill from 12 Noon to 2 PM. The Kitchen will be closed. Chips A’Hoy and Texas Hold’em at 1 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. Join Us for Roadkill 3-5 PM.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 –  The Kitchen will be closed. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. Randy Sullens will perform from 5-8 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

See you all at Post 25!

PS – Follow us on Facebook, HERE!

ROADKILL is Happening!

Invite your friends and fill a table!
Saturday, June 22, 2024, 3-5 PM.
Fast Fun! Cards crash into BINGO! Win MEATS!!!

The American Legion is a Volunteer Organization,
We sure could use your help.
Just ask any of our officers!

 

 

 

Father’s Day Special – DADS EAT FREE!

Greetings!
American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid, Florida salutes DADs!

This dinner is organized and sponsored by the Women’s Auxiliary.

Shrimp Alfredo with Dessert is for dinner and Dads eat FREE!

Dad’s, all you have to do is show up! Ladies, bring your Dad if you can!

Tom Hanson will perform from 5-8 PM. —>>>

See you all at Post 25!

 

Just ask any officer for info!

 

This Week: June 10-16, 2024 at Legion Post 25!

Greetings!

   Here’s what’s happening this week at Post 25!
But first, a few reminders…

Summer Hours:
Monday-to-Friday: Open for business from 2 PM until closing.
Saturday: Open for business from 11 AM until closing.
Sunday: Open for business from 1 PM until closing.
Summer Hours will be in effect until September 30, 2024.

Kitchen Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 2-6 PM. See the Menu Board in front of the Kitchen for Daily Kitchen Menu items.

June Drink Special: Raspberry Lemonade! Ask your bartender to make one for you!

Queen of Hearts:
The Queen of Hearts game will be back when the snowbirds return in the fall.

Monday, June 10, 2024 The Monthly E-Board Meeting is at 6 PM. The General Monthly Meeting is at 7 PM. The Kitchen will be closed. Chips Ahoy at 3 pm, Darts at 6 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 Euchre at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm; SAL Bingo at 6:30 pm; See Menu Board for Daily Kitchen Menu items. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.  The Fabulous Voodo Kings will play from 5-8 pm. See Menu Board for Daily Kitchen Menu items.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 Poker at 2 pm; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm.
See Menu Board for Daily Kitchen Menu items. Happy Hour 4-7 PM.

Friday, June 14, 2024 Fried Fish for dinner from 4:30 to 6:30; Chips Ahoy at 3 pm. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. George & Gwen will perform from 6-9 pm. 

Saturday, June 15, 2025 Chips A’Hoy and Texas Hold’em at 1 pm.

Sunday, June 16, 2024Chips Ahoy 3 PM. Happy Hour 4-7 PM. Father’s Day Dinner 4-6 PM. Dads eat FREE! Tom Hanson will perform from 5-8 pm.

See you all at Post 25!

PS – Follow us on Facebook, HERE!

 

 

ROADKILL will be back on Saturday, June 22, 2024, 3-5 PM.
Fast Fun! Cards crashes into BINGO! Win MEATS!!!

The American Legion is a Volunteer Organization,
We sure could use your help.
Just ask any of our officers!

 

 

 

D-Day Celebration 6/6 at 2. D-Day Vet Chester Barber is Special Guest.

Chester’s 101st birthday was September 7, 2023.

Greetings,
   Yesterday we told you about our 80th Anniversary of D-Day event scheduled for tomorrow, June 6, 2024, at 2 PM. All of our members and the general public are invited. Arrive early and order lunch.

Our very special guest of honor will be Tomoka Heights resident, 101-year-old, Chester Barber. Chester was there! In the dark of night, behind enemy lines, with shots being fired at all of the unarmed C-47 planes, Chester dropped paratroopers as part of Operation Overlord.

Chester will be our guest at Post 25, along with a few speakers. We will be playing 1940s Big Band music, as well as a recording of Supreme Commander, Dwight D. Eisenhauser’s “Order of the Day Broadcast” recording.

 

 

The Post 25 Mess Hall Kitchen will be open for Daily Kitchen Menu items.

When Chester was approaching his 100th birthday, Tomoka Heights resident, Judy Dyer wrote the following brief essay that was distributed to the Tomoka residents.

Let’s make this a great showing, not just for Chester Barber, but for all those who fought, paid the ultimate price, and those who came home.

See you at Post 25!

“Chester Barber Has Nearly 102 Years in His Story” – by Judy Dyer

Chester Barber was born on September 7, 1922, out in the woods near Kissimmee, Florida. The doctor rode a horse to the house to deliver him. He was the fourth son in his family and fortunately, he had a horse to ride. He spent much of his childhood on a horse. He went to school in St. Cloud, Florida, and played football at high school.

Chester and his brothers all served and survived World War II. His mother had four flags with stars in the front window of the house until they all came home. Chester met his wife, Nancy when they were in the second grade. Three months before he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, they were married.

Chester went into the Army Air Corps as a sergeant and was later promoted to Lieutenant. On June 6, 1944, Chester piloted his C-47 dropping paratroopers behind enemy lines. Chester participated in every major drop in Europe except the last one. He also made paratrooper drops in North Africa.

When Chester came home, he was offered a pilot job with Eastern Airlines, but said that he didn’t want to, “… tax the Lord…”.

During the war, the government sent monthly $100 payments to Chester’s family. His father bought land, primarily Florida lakefront property, for his son. That started Chester’s career as a “Land Man”. Chester said, “The Lord took care of us.”

Later, Chester became a real estate broker. He said he learned from his Scottish Grandma Stratton, who was a horse trader. “I’ll sell anything!” After living in several different areas of Florida and Arizona, Chester continued his land trading in the Tomoka Heights community, in Lake Placid. To date, Chester has bought and sold seven houses in the community.

Chester was also a community leader. He served as Chairman of the Deacons at First Baptist Church of St. Cloud and served as Osceola County Commissioner four times. In his government capacity, he had the honor of meeting Walt Disney.

When asked for longevity tips, Chester offered this; “Be blessed enough to be born to two people with common sense, and to be smart enough to listen to what they say. My parents fed us vegetables and buttermilk. Don’t make a drunk out of yourself and no tobacco. Be lucky to have a wife like my Nancy and when she’s gone, to find someone like my housekeeper, Mercy to take care of you.”

Reminisced to Judy Dyer
Tomoka Heights, August 2022

80th Anniversary of D-Day (WW II) Commemoration Event

Greetings,
   This Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 2 PM we will be hosting a special D-Day 80th Anniversary Commemoration Event. Our very special guest of honor will be 101-year-old Tomoka Heights resident, Chester Barber.

On the day of the invasion, Chester flew a DC3 at night over France with a plane full of American paratroopers.

We invite all of our members, as well as the general public, to our special event.

The Legion Kitchen will be open with Daily Menu Special, so food will be available.

On Wednesday we will publish more of Chester Barber’s amazing life and times.

See you all at Post 25!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, A Lil’ Mixed Up, 5-8 PM.