American Legion

 Tryon, Polk County, NC
Last updated on 06/04/2017

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Commander : Bevin D. Corbin
69 Case St.
Columbus, NC 28782
(H) (828) 802-1060
(C) (828) 817-8152
Fax 866-657-3812
email : Commander at American Legion

Polk County Memorial Post 250
43 Depot Street
Tryon, North Carolina  28782

Post Phone : (828) 859-6296 during post hours.


We meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Legion Hall located at 43 Depot Street in Tryon, North Carolina.  This is across from the old train station.  To find us: at Morris the Horse (wooden) that is in the center of town you will need to cross over the tracks and proceed towards the US Post Office and Bank Of America.  The distance from the tracks to the turn off is 500 feet then turn  right down to the by the old train station.  The Legion is on the Left - a WHITE 2 story building. 

History of the American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. It is now a community-service organization and includes nearly 3 million members - men and women - in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.


Post 250's Membership

Post 250 has approximately 150 members from Polk County and surrounding areas. All qualified veterans are encouraged to be a part of this prestigious and honorable group. All qualified veterans are urged to join the Post.  The benefits are to numerous to mention here but it is well worth it.


What we do in the community

Post 250 activities include helping fellow veterans, working with the youth in our community, providing scholarships and getting involved in many local activities as well as a strong dedication to Americanism.

The American Legion promotes and supports legislative programs for Veterans and their families. 

This post provide sponsorship of the Suzuki Violin Training for young people, as well as Writing and Assay Contest, Scholarships for college and a whole lot more.

Both the American Legion and the several local VFW Posts' provide an Honor Guard for those who have passed away that were members of the military.  A flag is present to the family at the time of burial and a 21 gun salute is provide followed by taps.



The Polk County Veterans Association is a newly formed group consisting of the elected leadership from the three local Veterans groups.

The Associations consist of:
American Legion Post 250, VFW Post 9116 and VFW Post 10349

The purpose of this association to pool the resources of these three smaller organizations into a larger group to better serve the veterans of Polk County and surrounding communities.

At this time the President of the Polk County Veterans Association is Bevin Corbin who is also the Commander of the VFW Post 9116; Vice President is Michael Collins, who is the Commander of the American Legion Post 250.

The Association is a member of the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce and building support through this arena to promote the needs of veterans and gather support.

If you would like more information and/or to donated, please contact Bevin Corbin at (828) 802-1060 or email:  President of the Association.


Friday night Bingo is doing very well.  There is NO SMOKING or ALCOHOL ALLOWED in the building during Bingo. Smoking during the brake is allowed outside.  Doors opens at 6:00 pm and play starts at 7:00 pm. If you would like to help during bingo, contact Glenn Burgess at 828.899.6420.

For a lot more information on bingo - see the section on bingo below.


The Christmas Party and New Years Bash is scheduled and put together in October each year.  Volunteers are needed so please consider helping with this event.  If interested please contact the post for the exact dates of the planning meetings.




Pictures from the following events:

Memorial Day 2011, Columbus, North Carolina
This includes the Honor Guard in their new uniforms

Flag Day 2006 with Boy Scout Troop 150, Tryon, NC

Flag Day 2011 with several troops of young scouts




Bingo is held on Friday Nights
from 1900 to about 2100


Canteen is open:
Soft drinks, coffee, popcorn, candy, crackers, chips,
Hot dogs, BBQ, and cake etc. are available.
You may also bring your own nibbles.

Bingo Jackpots

Jack-Pots start at $20.00 per game.
The more that play the higher this jackpot goes. 
This jackpot has been know to grow to as
much as $100.00 Per Game!

Post opens at 5:30 (1730)
Food from about 6:00 (1800) on.


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