VFW Auxiliary hosts Christmas Dinner
January 16, 2020
By Annie Brimmer
December 29, 2019, the Post 1595 VFW Auxiliary hosted their Christmas dinner at the VFW Hall. The auxiliary elected to honor our local veterans, both post and non-post members. Tracy Vail catered the meal for us, which was a treat for all the auxiliary ladies.
Annie Brimmer, Auxiliary President, welcomed the group thanking all who had served and asked for a moment of silence to “remember and honor those who are no longer with us, MIA, or POWs.” She reminded folks that because of our veterans we could have our Christmas get together. Our freedom isn’t free - many paid.
She thanked the committee for their efforts and Pat Hanlan for signing in guests.
Margaret Scoles, Auxiliary Chaplain, then gave the invocation and blessing of the meal.
The Christmas dinner committee, Sue Richards, Molly Lloyd, Karen Gunther and Nina Schaffer, did a super job of making arrangements for calling people, arranging the meal with Tracy Vail, setting up the hall and decorating it for the holiday season. Plus, to put some special excitement in the afternoon they arranged for door prizes which were graciously donated by the following businesses: Alderman Oil, Bella Si Salon, Big Sky Bar, Broadus Boot & Tack, Broadus IGA, Broadus Insurance, CarQuest, Cashway Café, Copps Hardware and Lumber, Corner Store, Gardner and Billing CPAs, Gardner Ranch Outfitters, Jane’s Weathered Antiques, Montana Bar, Powder River Lanes, Powder River Petals, Seabeck Pizza, Silver Sage Clothing, Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home, Stockman’s Bar and Café, and Western Chick. To all those businesses a most sincere thank you for your contribution to our Christmas dinner honoring our local veterans. And yes, it did add excitement.
The committee also arranged to let folks get their pictures taken (developed that day) if they chose to, at no charge.
The afternoon was concluded with some bingo games.
A special thanks to the Christmas dinner committee for all the work they did to make a special and enjoyable afternoon that was well attended.
I’ll see all you auxiliary members at our January meeting. And as Monty James would say “In the mean time keep supporting those great Broadus businesses.”