Northeast Times

Veterans Day fundraiser is Nov. 9

The Amer­ic­an Le­gion’s 5th Dis­trict and McNally’s on Rhawn in­vite all U.S. mil­it­ary mem­bers past and present, along with their fam­il­ies and their friends, to com­mem­or­ate Vet­er­ans Day while rais­ing money for a worthy cause, the Delaware Val­ley Vet­er­ans Home.

McNally’s, 427 Rhawn St. in Fox Chase, will host the 5th Dis­trict’s an­nu­al fun­draiser for the first time on Sat­urday, Nov. 9, two days be­fore the of­fi­cial ob­serv­ance of Vet­er­ans Day. There will be two ses­sions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., then from 3 to 7 p.m. Ad­mis­sion costs $25 per per­son per ses­sion.

The day will kick off at 11 a.m. with a col­or guard and read­ings by vet­er­ans to hon­or their broth­ers and sis­ters in arms. Mil­it­ary mem­bers are in­vited to show up in uni­form or wear­ing the col­ors of their vets or­gan­iz­a­tions. They also are in­vited to bring their old mil­it­ary pho­tos for dis­play.

The ad­mis­sion cost cov­ers the buf­fet and do­mest­ic beer, draft or bottles. There will also be DJ en­ter­tain­ment, 50/50s and raffles, all in sup­port of the nurs­ing home at Roosevelt Boulevard and Southamp­ton Road. The fest­iv­it­ies will be held in­side and out. Neigh­bor­ing Fox Chase Bank has agreed to re­serve a por­tion of its park­ing lot for the event.

In sup­port of the fun­draiser, McNally’s is selling com­mem­or­ative long-sleeve T-shirts for $20 each. They are now avail­able.

Amer­ic­an Le­gion’s 5th dis­trict in­cludes 15 posts based in North­east Phil­adelphia and the city’s River Wards as far south as Le­high Av­en­ue. Or­gan­izers are hop­ing to make the Vet­er­ans Day com­mem­or­a­tion a dis­trictwide activ­ity. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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