American Legion Post 85

Levi Phillips Post 85


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Posted by Tracy Fortney on January 29, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (153)

We will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 due to the weather and possibly will be closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019 please call the post before you decide to come down.

Thank you,

Angela Parker, Commander Post 85

Chaplains Corner

Posted by Tracy Fortney on January 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Greetings to all members of Post 85.

I wish each one of you a happy and prosperous New Year. Yes, we are the in the winter season now. It will pass to spring. Patience! This year 2019 is our Centennial Year, remember "For God and Country".

New Testament: Hebrews 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Dave Walz - Chaplain


The American Legion Auxiliary "50 Club"

Posted by Tracy Fortney on January 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

What’s the 50 Club? You pick an available number between 1 and 50 and pay $1 for each of the 50 weeks ($50 total.) At each of our monthly membership meetings from December to October, we will pick 3 numbers. Each number pulled will win $20. At the final drawing in November, we will give out over $400 in additional prizes including a $200 grand prize. You must be up-to-date on your payments at the time of each monthly drawing for your number to be eligible. You may pick and pay for more than one number. You may also pay the total amount all at once or in smaller increments.


Please contact Amy or Jenny Welsh if you would like to keep your previous number or pick a new number. You will need to have given us at least $5 by the January 15 meeting to participate in the first drawing. We will be combining the December and January drawing at this meeting.


Jenny Welsh

534 New Burg St

Granville, OH 43023


Jenny 740-587-2439


Canteen News

Posted by Tracy Fortney on January 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (45)

We are starting a new year along with that The American Legion turns 100 years old this year. We are planning a bunch of events thru out the year to celebrate this accomplishment. You will need to stop in to see all that is on this year. We have T-shirts for sale at the bar so come on in and check them out. I hope to see everyone come in and hope you all have a good year.

Rob Dunlap, Canteen Advisor


Auxiliary Membership

Posted by Tracy Fortney on January 22, 2019 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Ladies, if you are carrying an American Legion Auxiliary membership that says 2018, it is about to expire. Your membership is very important to us, and all of the many projects we try to accomplish each year. Many of you did not receive a renewal notice, including me; national and state departments of the American Legion Auxiliary have been made aware of this. Our senior dues are $32.00 and our junior dues are $10.00. You can write a check and mail them to our treasurer, Jennifer Welsh, 534 New Burg St., Granville, OH 43023. Please include any address or phone number changes so that I can keep our records updated. You can also leave your dues with an employee at the canteen. I stop in about twice a week to pick up any renewals or changes left there and mail them to you. We are always looking for new members, if you have a family member or friend who qualifies for membership, please encourage them to join. We are currently at 50% membership, a long way from goal, please consider taking the time to write your check to help support our veterans and our unit.

Lola E. Nixon, Membership


Auxiliary President

Posted by Tracy Fortney on January 22, 2019 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

By the time you read this it will be well into the new year. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and brought in the new year with a bang. First I want to thank everyone who helped with the children's Christmas party. It was fun but several kids did not show up. Maybe next year we need a little more communication. It seemed like everything was falling on the same dates, so some things were canceled. Sorry about that, there's another reason we need more helpers, so everything can stay on track. There is always something to be done. I hope everyone is trying to stay healthy. Lots of crazy bugs floating around hard to stay away from them. Well Department of Ohio Mid-Winter meeting is just around the corner. The dates are Friday, January 25 with Leadership workshop from 2p-4p General session at 6:30pm and reconvene on Saturday Jan 26 and 9am at the Crowne Plaza on Doubletree Ave off Busch Blvd. On March 19, 2019 we will celebrate the Auxiliary's 100th Birthday. Look for invitations, letter or phone call sometime early March. Hope to see a lot of our members and guest there for a special event. Come and get involved in the Auxiliary in support of our Veterans. I think you will enjoy doing good for them. I don't know about you but I am looking forward to spring already, but in the meantime have fun in the rain or snow which ever life brings.

Miriam Miller, Auxiliary President


Greetings from the Commander

Posted by Tracy Fortney on January 22, 2019 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

2019 has finally got here I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wanted to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Angela Parker I was the 1st Vice Commander for the past 2 years and I am now your new commander. I look forward to meeting a lot of you in the coming months. I hope this year will be a good year.

Greetings from the 1st Vice. Dues are still coming in very slowly. Just as a reminder if you have not paid your 2019 dues yet you will not be allowed to play in the Queens of Hearts drawings on Friday nights. Our quota is (558) 453 and our percentage is 72.58%. We are 105 away from quota. If you know anyone that has not paid their dues please give them a small reminder about getting them paid.

Angela Parker, Commander/1st Vice Commander


Centennial for the American Legion Birthday

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (8)

Your centennial celebration committee is proud to announce the re-start of the Black Kats Club. This club was started soon after our post was chartered in 1919. The idea behind it is, members would get together to talk and socialize with fellow Vets. Everything that is considered as bad luck is part of the Black Kats program; walking under a ladder, an umbrella opened indoors, breaking a mirror, 3 lights on a match and you only meet on Friday the 13th. You must be a member of the American Legion Post 85 and the oldest members will be first on the list. There are only 13 members so the oldest will be members and any extras will be on a waiting list. If you were to become a member you must attend all meetings, there must be 13 at every dinner. To be excused is a rarity. I you miss and are not excused you be dropped from the club and next oldest on the wait list will be invited to join. The meetings will be at a local restaurant and those attending pay for their own meals and a good time is had by all.

The rules for the Black Kats, who meet on every Friday the 13th, with the first meeting being on Friday, September 13, 2019 are 1. No dues, 2. No officers, 3. No rules.

If this sounds like something that you would like to do call Jeff Lewis 740-334-3172 or call the post at 740-345-2346. The deadline for submitting your name to be in the renewed Black Kats Club is November 30, 2018.

Jeff Lewis, Committee Chair


Centennial Committee

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Help Design a t-shirt to celebrate 100 years at Post 85. You can include the American Legion, the Auxiliary, and/or the Sons logo in your design deadline for entries is October 31, 2018. We will be ordering t-shirts later this year.

Jeff Lewis, Centennial Committee chairman


Chaplains Corner

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Old Testament-Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what has been planted, a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to breakup, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace; and a time to refrain from embracing.”

As we have entered the autumn of this year, let us be thankful for all we have received in this season. Our true wealth lies in our Spirit. As food nourishes our body, his word nourishes our Spirit.

Dave Walz - Chaplain



Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Fall is here and so are a lot of projects in this program. I have Newark, Heath, and Granville working on projects for our veterans and children in our community. Patriotism starts with our youth. All schools received small flags to decorate their lawns for Patriot Day, Veterans Day and all other projects they choose. Newark High School will be helping fund raise for our Big Project which is fundraising for a support dog for a local veteran. McGuffey and Stevenson will gather personal size products for ditty bags at the Chillicothe veteran’s hospital. We will be going there on November 15, 2018. Come join us. We can’t forget “Make a Difference Day” and Halloween. November brings us Veterans Day. Breakfast at the post for Vets and their families from 7am to 9am. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and gear up for all the December madness. Remember to fly your flags to honor our fallen and supporting troops and also God is our foundation of America. Volunteers always needed and appreciated.


Charlotte Frazier, Americanism chairman


Canteen News

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Fall is here and the cold weather will soon follow. So come down and join us with some good food and drinks to stay warm with. Check the calendar of events to see what is going on we have something for all to do. Hope to see you all come in and support your club.

Rob Dunlap, Canteen Advisor


Auxiliary Membership

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Ladies, it is time to renew your membership for 2019. Due to the increase at national & state levels, our senior dues increased from $25.00 to $32.00, our junior dues increased from $6.00 to $10.00. Please remember to update your address & phone numbers if there are any changes since August 2017. This ensures you of getting your mailings from our unit & national. Also, to send cards in case of illness or hardship in your home. Phone numbers are important in case we would have a cancellation. Renewal notices have been mailed; you can mail then to Jennifer Welsh at 534 New Burg, Granville, OH. 43023; or leave at the canteen at the post or pay online. Our unit helps with many programs with our veterans, schools and within the community and the post. Please join us for our meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.Thank you for being a member of Levi Phillips, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 85.

Lola E. Nixon, Membership


Auxiliary President

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Well the year is well under way. Hope everyone enjoyed their summer. It’s time to get down to business with our projects. We went to school of Instructions and received information on our programs. I’m sure you are all doing something for veterans, our country, the community and our children. Please keep track of your hours and money spent and let know so I can report it at the end of the year. If you have any questions or would like to become involved please call me. We will find something you would like to do. The junior auxiliary will be having a Halloween party on October 27 from 2 to 4. We will do costumes, games, crafts, prizes and lot of food. Flyers will be sent out to juniors soon. Two important dates to keep in mind and put on your calendar are the auxiliary Christmas pot lock on December 18 with social at 6:00 and our 100 year birthday dinner on March 19, 2019 watch for more info in the next newsletter. I am also the junior advisor of unit 85 and I need to work around events at the post I will put up notes at the legion for the meetings please keep them involved as they will be our leaders one day. We need them to keep our organization to survive to help our veterans and their families. Thank you and hope to see you at our meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

Miriam Miller, Auxiliary President


1st Vice Commander

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

From the 1st Vice Commander

Greetings from the 1st Vice, Dues are still coming in our Quota is 558 I have turned in 331 and our percentage is 59.32% we are 227 members from quota. The Early Bird dinner will be on November 9, 2018 Social hour will be @5:30pm Dinner at 6pm and guest speaker at 7pm. We are having Chicken Fillets, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Rolls and Butter,  Assorted Desserts and Cole Slaw. Members that have paid early will get in for free if you bring a guest that is not a member it will be $5.00.

Angela Parker, 1st Vice Commander

Greetings from the Commander

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 4, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

School has begun so please watch out the children. Nov 9, 2019: Early Bird Dinner Time: Social hour is at 530pm Dinner is at 6pm, Guest Speaker at 7pm. November 11, 2018 Veterans Day Breakfast 7am-9am; December 2, 2018 Kids Christmas Party from 12p to 4p,Tickets will be available after Oct 15, 2018 cut-off date Nov 15, 2018 NO EXCEPTIONS; December 31, 2018-New Years Eve-Dustin Savage from 8pm to ?. Need Volunteers for the above functions, please see the Commander. If you’re having a wedding or another function please consider our HALL! Please call for information @740-345-2346. We have a suggestion box in the canteen by the Front Door, if you have some ideas, please tell us.

Robert Beck, Commander


Post Elections

Posted by Tracy Fortney on April 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (292)

To all the Legionaires:

Just a friendly reminder we are having our elections coming up in May at the Legion meeting.

Coming up on April 20, 2017 at our Legion meeting we will be taking nominations from the floor for the following positions:


1st Vice Commander

2nd Vice Commander

Exec Board: 4 members

Make sure you come to the meeting to put out more nominations.

We have the following names from the nominating committee: 

Commander: Bob Beck; 1st Vice Commander: Jeff Gabriel; Exec Board: Dave Walz; Angela Parker; J.W. Singleton; Julie Gabriel

Angela Parker 

Post 85 Adjutant


Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 13, 2016 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (4)

Do you have a daughter of granddaughter that is eligible to be a junior member. If so we would love to have her join the American Legion Auxiliary Juniors. We must keep the organization going to support our veterans and the juniors will be our Leaders of tomorrow. Please contact me at 740-344-1453 and we will get them signed up. Our meetings are set for the 4th Saturday of the month at the Post from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. We hold a short meeting, a short program, a project and refreshments. A Halloween Party is scheduled for October 29th from 3pm to 5pm at the Post. Please RSVP to me so I can plan on food, games, and crafts.


I look forward to hear from you. Thank you God Bless America our veterans.



Miriam Miller, Junior Aux. Chairman


Note: Chillicothe VA Hospital Nov. 17th meet at Post at 9:45am District 6 Birthday party for the veterans there.

Poppy Program

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 13, 2016 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A 15 item raffle has been displayed at the Unit 85 Auxiliary dinners to raise funds for our poppy program. The funds raised go to help Veterans and their families of Licking County. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Items will be given away at our November dinner.


Joyce Chaney, Chairman


Auxiliary Chaplain's Corner

Posted by Tracy Fortney on October 13, 2016 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Holiday Greetings to all,


This is the time of year when we celebrate two holidays and really enjoy family and friends. At Thanksgiving, be thankful for the blessings that God has provided for you. At Christmas, don’t gloat over the material things, instead remember the reason for the season. Always, remember our troops who are protecting our great nation. Ask God to pour His blessings over them.


Special prayers are asked for Jean Anderson, Margie Anderson, Dora Armstrong, Shanda Dennis, Barbara Ford, Barb Griffin, Anne Seidel, Kay Steen, and Juanita Ziliox. I pray for those who are sick and shut-in and ask for God’s healing powers over them.


Our prayer for these 3 months: Heavenly Father, watch over us as we go through the holidays. Let us look to the skies from which cometh our help to get through these trying times for our nation. We pray for the safety of our troops across the world. Keep our veterans under your wings of safety. In Thy holy name, we pray.



For God and Country,


Lois Singleton

Auxiliary Chaplain



Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug 3 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, Aug 3 at 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug 4 All Day
Wednesday, Aug 5 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM