Funkstown Legion Dixon-Troxell Post 211

 

Dixon-Troxell Post 211
The American Legion
Department of Maryland
12 North Westside Ave PO Box 250
Funkstown, MD 21734-0250
Phone 301-791-0211 Fax 301-797-7565
funkstown.legion@myactv.net

www.dixontroxell211.org OR www.funkstownlegion.org
February/March, 2024 Bulletin #193

As I write this, we are in the midst of another snowstorm, the second one this week.
Hopefully, everyone stayed safe and warm. Oh well, that’s January being January.
We have a lot of things planned for February and March, just look
at the calendars below. We will have a couple of prize nights and dances at the bar for

Valentine's and St Patrick’s Day and a dance in the ballroom.

A Blackstone Grill is being raffled off, with the winner being drawn on the
March 16th Prize Night. We have The Hot Fun Band, live in the ballroom on March
23rd. Also, we will again be having a Kid's Easter Party on March 30th. After that, we
will have an Adult Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs filled with jar tickets drink tickets,
candy, and maybe even some boozy candy. Just something to have fun. Keep up with

us on our website or Facebook.

Many other events are being talked about and we hope that our Membership will
help support these events. A lot of work goes into planning these events, along
with all of the volunteers working the events. You know, if you ever wanted to
help with an event, you should contact a Post Officer and they will be able to help
make that happen. We would be nowhere without our volunteers.
Don’t forget to thank our employees at the Post. Without them, our membership
would be lost. We have a great Kitchen and Bar staff. Pay them some special
attention on March 1st, Friday night for Employee Appreciation Day.
February 22nd is National Margarita Day, we will be having a Special Margarita
Drinks and nachos at the bar. Let’s have one for America’s most popular drink.

FEBRUARY, 2024
1
Ace of
Diamonds

2 3

4
Bar Bingo
5:00
(Brisket
Sandwiches)

5 6
Auxiliary
Mtg.
6:15

7 8
Ace of
Diamonds

9
Nat’l Pizza
Day

10
Chinese
New Year

11
Super Bowl
Party

12
Post Mtg
7:30

13
Mardi Gras

14
Valentine’s
Day

15
Ace of
Diamonds

16
Pitchers &
Catchers
Report

17
Valentine’s
Dance
8:00
Special
Menu

18
Nat’l Drink
Wine Day

19
Presidents
Day

20 21 22
Ace of
Diamonds
National
Margarita Day
(drink
specials)

23
Prize Night
6:00

24

25
Bar Bingo
5:00

26 27
Auction in
Ballroom
8 AM

28 29
Ace of
Diamonds
Leap Day

Happy hour all day on Monday. Tuesday is also Happy Hour pricing all
day. Stop by and enjoy a cold beverage with your friends.
Don’t forget to stop by the Post on Thursdays for Happy Hour from 6-
10 and Fried Chicken, other specials also offered in the dining room from 4-

8. Please support our Ace of Diamonds Game.

Super Bowl Party on February 11th
.
Get on our Football Pools.
Some munchies will be provided for your
enjoyment during the game. Starts at 5:00.

MARCH, 2024

1
Employee
Appreciation
Day

2

3 4 5
Auxiliary
Mtg.
6:15

6 7
Ace of
Diamonds

8 9

10
Daylight
Savings
Begins
Bar Bingo
5:00

11
National
Napping
Day
Post Mtg.
7:30

12 13 14
Ace of
Diamonds

15
Prize Night
6:00

16
St Patrick’s
Dance
8:00
Grill
Drawing

17
St Patrick’s
Day

18 19 20
First Day
of Spring

21
Ace of
Diamonds

22 23
Hot Fun
Band in
Ballroom
7-11

24/31
24th is Palm
Sunday
31st is
Easter

25 26
Auction in
Ballroom
8 AM

27 28
Ace of
Diamonds

29
Good Friday
Vietnam War
Veterans Day

30
Kids Easter
Party 1-3
Adult Easter
Egg Hunt
6:00

We are now offering Pizza and soft pretzels at the bar after the
kitchen closes. Ask the bartender for availability and pricing.

Don’t forget to come to our Bar Bingo this month on February 4th. We
have had a featured sandwich on the menu, exclusively for bar bingo.
HOT FUN BAND IN THE BALLROOM MARCH 23RD
MEMBERS $5, GUESTS $10. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE IN
ADVANCE. DANCE FROM 7-11. LIMITED KITCHEN MENU UNTIL
10. CASH BAR. MEAT AND CHEESE PLATES AVAILABLE.
GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY, THIS WILL BE A SELL-OUT.

Please stop by the Post enjoy some cold beverages and watch the
SUPERBOWL. Munchies will be provided for your enjoyment during the
game. Don’t forget to play in our football pools. All money is paid out. We

have $1, $2, $5, and $10 boards available.

On February 17th, DJ/Bingo Bob will be at it again, playing music at the
bar starting around 8. Stop in early and enjoy a special dinner in the
dining room. Deb and her crew are whipping us up something special.
We will also be having some special Valentine’s drinks. This is always a
fun evening, please join your Legion Family. Remember guys...Women
don’t want chocolates for Valentine’s Day...they want Crab Legs.
If you know someone eligible to join the Post, Unit, or Sons, please bring
them in check the place out and sign them up for membership.

Post, SAL And Unit dues are due for 2024. Please get them paid as

soon as possible.
Post: $35.00
Unit: $30.00
SAL: $25.00

If your friend needs information about getting a DD214 so you can join

the Post/SAL or Unit, go to

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records this directs

you on how to find information needed to join.

Be sure to check out online at www.dixontroxell211.org
or on Facebook at Funkstown American Legion Post 211 for the menu and
events happening around the Post. We have plenty of events going on
around the post, so keep an eye out for them on these platforms.

Please support our post-events.

A NOTE FROM FINANCE OFFICER STEVE

December was a very good month financially. We don’t have all the
data in for January as of this writing, but typically, it is a slow month
with the snow removal and Post closings not helping. But then again, on
the bright side, we have not had a major equipment failure in December
or January. We want to thank everyone for their patronage and

support and once again thank our great staff.

The Post is also working on getting into a KENO and LOTTERY Kiosk. This
is just something else to make your evening enjoyable. Don’t forget to
support our ‘SLOT MACHINES’ while visiting the Post. Remember, it’s

the state of Maryland, nothing is ever fast.

As you have hopefully noticed, this edition of The Veteran is for 2
months. Hopefully, by the next edition, we will have an email account
set up to email the newsletter out, hopefully reaching more people and
generating more business for the Post. Sign up on the email list at the

door where the weekly and daily drawings are.

If you are having a birthday party, family reunion, or business
meeting/dinner, please feel free to contact Deb in the kitchen and get
it scheduled for our ballroom or Pavilion. We have competitive pricing
and excellent food. All foods must be purchased from the Post, other
than Wedding or birthday cakes. Bartenders are available.
HOT FUN BAND IN THE BALLROOM MARCH 23RD. COME IN AND ENJOY AN EVENING

WITH THE PREMIERE DANCE MUSIC BAND IN THE AREA.

MEMBERS $5, GUESTS $10. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE IN ADVANCE. DANCE FROM 7-
11. LIMITED KITCHEN MENU UNTIL 10. CASH BAR. MEAT AND CHEESE PLATES
AVAILABLE. ONLY 200 TICKETS SOLD. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY, THIS WILL BE A SELL
OUT. STOP IN AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH YOUR POST 211 FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

CHECK THEM OUT ON YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK.

Thankfully, baseball season is right around the corner. Stop in the Post
and see if the O’s can repeat their great season, and hopefully the
Nat’s can rebuild and make their way back into the playoffs. Opening
day for the O’s is March 28th at home vs. LA Angels at 3:05. National’s
first game is at Cincinnati Reds on March 28th at 4:10. Both games will

be on at the Post.

Please support our Auxiliary Unit as they are raffling off a Portable
Blackstone grill, Lottery tickets, Grill accessories, gift certificate for
some meat, picnic basket, and some booze to top off the party. Tickets
are available at the bar. 3 tickets for $5. The winner will be drawn at the

St Patrick’s Dance on March 16th at the bar.

Mattchu’s Thoughts:

 Remember, silence is sometimes the best answer.
 Be careful when you eat navy beans, it could end up with a

dishonorable discharge.

 Instead of a condom, I carry moist towels in my wallet. I
have a better chance of running into chicken wings than I do sex.
 I started out feeling BOLD. Then I lost my “B”.
 Why do psychics have to ask your name?
 If you think nobody cares, try missing a few payments.
 A clear conscience is usually a sign of a bad memory.
 Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don’t have any

film.

 If you’re wrong and shut up, you’re wise.
 If you’re right and shut up, you’re married.

 Dear life, I have a complete grasp of the fact that you are not

fair...so please quit teaching me that lesson.

 Kids in the back seat cause accidents. Accidents in the back seat

cause kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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