POLK COUNTY MEMORIAL POST 250
Tryon, Polk County, NC
Last updated on 06/04/2017
Commander : Bevin D. Corbin
69 Case St.
Columbus, NC 28782
(H) (828) 802-1060
(C) (828) 817-8152
email : Commander at American Legion
Polk County Memorial Post
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.
POLK COUNTY VETERANS ASSOCIATION
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:
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.
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.
POST HOLIDAY PARTY
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
Bingo is held on Friday Nights
NO SMOKING INSIDE THE GAME
Canteen is open:
Jack-Pots start at $20.00
Post opens at 5:30
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