Turkey shoot and Veterans Day service

  • Mon Oct 28th, 2019 12:50pm
  • Life

Voyle B. Martin American Legion Post #93 will hold its annual Turkey Shoot – bingo for turkeys – on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. until the birds are gone at the post’s home located at 793 Crescent Beach Drive in Eastsound.

Many years ago participants actually shot turkeys, thus the name Turkey Shoot. Now you play bingo to win a turkey. This event has always been a favorite because the public is invited, including the children.

The net proceeds help fund the veteran and community projects the post sponsors each year.

In conjunction with the Turkey Shoot, the American Legion Auxiliary members prepare a turkey dinner with all the “fixings.” It is served starting at 11:30 a.m. The cost for adults is $12, seniors/children get in for $8. Slices of homemade pie are $1 each.

The auxiliary donates to several veterans’ facilities each year, especially at holiday time. Net proceeds from the dinner help fund those donations.

On Monday, Nov. 11, the American Legion Post 93 in Eastsound will be performing a Veterans’ Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in the legion hall. It stands for the eleventh month – the eleventh day – the eleventh hour. This program is to honor and recognize military veterans. Afterward, there will be refreshments and time to appreciate local veterans. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.