The Post remains closed and the vast majority of Post activities remain canceled until further notice.
In an effort to help the residents of the Iowa Veterans Home, the Post Family, led by the Auxiliary, is again collecting snacks and drinks to be delivered the the IVH residents whom remain under lock down to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Post Family will be collecting snacks and drinks on Wednesday, May 20th during the Post's Weekly Curbside Dinner starting at 5:00 PM.
The following pre-packaged items have been specifically requested (most any Little Debbie, Hostess or store brand snack cakes will do):
packaged mini-donuts plain Hershey Bars
Reeses Peanut Butter cups 3 Musketeers bars
Peppermint patties Twinkies or Strawberry Shortcakes
Little Debbie Fudge Rounds Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
Swiss Rolls Honey buns
Zebra Cakes Fig bars
Non-food items include craft kits (model cars, paint by number, leather kits) and non-aerosol cologne and aftershave).
Last month the Post Family delivered approximately $2,000 worth of these items to the IVH residents. Let's beat that amount this month!
This week's "Wednesday Curbside Meal," is our famous Tenderloin Dinner Basket (with fries and all of the fixings for a great tenderloin sandwich) for $7.00, - Take-Out Only - available for pick-up between 5:00 - 6:30 PM - call the Post (232-9870) to place your take-out order starting at 3:00 PM.
Please be patient as we still have only one phone line available, so if you don't get through, keep trying. You will be able to pick-up you order starting at 5:00 PM by driving through the YSS Parking Lot to the back door of the Post. Stay in your car and volunteers will collect your money
and deliver your order to you.
Memorial Day Events:
While the pandemic has forced the cancellation or postponement of many annual Memorial Day Observance events, the Post will still be doing several things that the Post Family are encouraged to assist with (weather permitting):
Thursday, May 21st - Flags placed at veterans headstones
Story Memorial Gardens Approx 2:30 PM
Ames Municipal Cemetery 4:45 PM,
Friday, May 22nd - Main Street Flags go up - 7:00 AM
Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day Honors: Ames Municipal Cemetery 11:00 AM
Oakwood Cemetery 11:30 AM
Story Memorial Gardens 12:00 PM
Ames Veterans Memorial 12:30 PM
Main Street Flags down 5:00 PM
Tuesday May 26th - Headstone flags collected 4:45 PM
We hope that you have a great week and that you can assist in helping out the Iowa Veterans Home.
Together we will get through this health crisis and be a stronger Legion Family and community through our efforts!