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American Legion Post 129

Christmas Eve Party Starting at 6 pm

White Elephant and Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest


This year at our Annual Christmas Party we will be holding our 5th annual white elephant gift exchange and an ugly sweater contest. 

So bring a gift and join the fun, there will be something for everyone. We ask that everyone brings a gift of $20 dollars in value. Re-gifting is strongly encouraged - the more outrageous the gift, the better.

To participate in the white elephant you and your wrapped gift must be at the Post by 6 pm. 

To join in on the fun of the ugly sweater contest come in your best ugly sweater or best Christmas outfit judging will be held at 7 pm.

So start shopping and designing. Why not get fun and silly after all it's the holidays! We will be giving out prizes for the best and worst Christmas outfit so go outrageous or dress to the hilt - the call is yours! 

The Latest News, Events, and Menus for the Week of
December 25th to December 29th

Your 2019 membership expires at the end of the year - time to renew your membership is now!

All staff will be asking to see your 2020 cards starting on January 1st. Be ready to show your card proudly.

Without a valid 2020 card we will not be able to serve you in the canteen so please be sure to get those memberships paid and have your card on you! 
The canteen will be opening on Christmas Day at 2 pm so stop on in and celebrate with your Post family. Please note though that the kitchen will be closed. 
Join us this Friday night for the Legion dinner. They will be serving up a dinner of Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll and Dessert for only $8. Steak Bingo will be held at 630 pm. 

The band I had booked for the evening canceled on us. I am trying to find a replacement but at this time I've had no luck. But I promise I will do my best to try to find us entertainment. If I can't we will throw some credits on the Juke Box and still have a great time because we can always make our own fun here at Post 129!
We will now be hosting karaoke on both Fridays and Saturdays in the Liberty Hall (Non Smoking Hall)! On Fridays we start at 7 pm on Saturdays we start at 6 pm. So be sure to come on up and show us what you got! Or just come up and cheer on everyone else. We have some great singers you will be happy you came. 
Saturday, December 28th  - Chunky Tomato
This Saturdays food truck is the Chunky Tomato food truck. This is one of the Post favorites so be sure to come on in hungry! 
The Queen of Diamonds started a little over a month ago but the pot is already above $2000 so be sure to come on up for your chance to win. 
Remember we play steak bingo on both Fridays and Saturdays every weekend! 
New Years Eve!!
Plan on celebrating the New Year with us here at Post 129 - we always have a great time and always have a few surprises in store for the evening. This year is shaping up to be even better with two separate venues to throw amazing New Years Eve Parties!

In the Freedom Hall we are extremely excited to announce that we will have the band Yowsah here starting at 8 pm. They are an amazing band and I promise you you will have a great time! In the Liberty Hall we will have karaoke with no other than our very own Bob and Diana Pratt also starting at 8 pm.  With this stellar entertainment on both sides there is no where else you will want to be! 

And remember there will NOT be a cover charge. We like to throw what we call no fuss parties for New Years Eve. Great Entertainment, Simple Decorations, and Wonderful Friends. What more can you ask for?

There will be party favors and a champagne toast at midnight but other than that it is just come, party, drink, and dance! No dinner will be available that evening. We are requesting that if possible everyone brings in some snacks to share. 
Deck the Chairs is Now Open! 
Our chair is decorated at the Deck the Chairs event and it looks great. Special thanks to all of the volunteers that work so hard to pull it together. Be sure to stop by downtown Jacksonville Beach and check them out and place your vote for best chair. 
Click below to check out January's dinner specials.

Also please note we will be making some changes in the kitchen very soon. The first thing that will be happening is we will no longer be open for lunch on Saturdays starting in January. We will also be removing some items from the regular menu that are not moving and due to price increases we will be increasing some menu items prices. As always we are doing everything we can to keep our prices low but as the food cost increase there is only so much we can absorb. Once we have all the details worked out we will publish the new menu. 
January Dinner Specials
December Raffle
Get your tickets for the Auxiliary raffle. They are raffling off TWO FREE AUXILIARY DINNERS EVERY MONTH FOR 2020 plus wine and more! Tickets cost $1 for one, or $5 for six. See any Auxiliary member for tickets. 
You have all heard that drink prices will be increasing in January. This will take place on January 15th, 2020. If you would like to take a peak and see what the new prices will be feel free to visit our website by clicking below. 
New Drink Prices
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your canteen staff and all Post 129 officers. 

We are so grateful to have members like you in our lives. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.
Sign up today for the 5th Annual Shut Up and Drink Tour. Our plan as it stands right now is to visit Post 233, Post 137, Post 88. This was a great event the last four years and everyone had a fabulous time! 

Remember space is limited so I suggest you sign up as soon as possible so you don't miss the fun. Cost is $20 per person and includes your transportation and an event shirt. 
Saturday, January 11th
Our annual Chili Cook Off is Saturday, January 11th. Entries must be at the Post by 1 pm. After the judges have chosen the winners chili will be available for purchase. So start planning and and cooking no entry fee to enter contest - prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. All proceeds from the event will do towards SAL charities. 
Saturday, January 11th at 8 am 
Danny Rodriquez is leading a Gravestone and Marker Clean up at the Warren Smith Cemetery in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, January 11th at 8 am and we need your help.  Please meet at the Ground keeper's Shed, where there is plenty of parking. We can use shovels, brooms, gloves, and a wheelbarrow or two. Contact Danny at 904-686-4969 for more info.
Attention all 40&8 members - 
Please note that due to conflicts the January 40&8 meeting has been moved to January 16th. 
If you haven't gotten your Tervis yet now is the time! Pick up yours today! Any bartender would be happy to help you. 
Live Music Schedule!!

 Freedom Hall / Smoking Hall
Tuesday, December 31st - Yowsah
Friday, January 3rd - Pat Rose
Friday, January 10th - Guitar Redd

Liberty Hall / Non Smoking Hall
Every Friday and Saturday in the Liberty Hall we have Bob & Diane Pratt with karaoke! 
Remember this email only give you an update on the special events we still have a full slate of regular events that happen everyday at the Legion in both halls. 

Freedom Hall (Smoking)
Monday Nights - Trivia
Tuesday Nights - Blackjack
Wednesday Afternoon - Live Bingo 
Wednesday Nights - Karaoke 
Thursday Nights - Texas Holdem
Friday Afternoon - Live Bingo
Friday Nights - Live Bands / Steak Bingo
Saturday Nights - Queens Raffle / Food Trucks / Canteen Cash Giveaway
Sunday Nights - Pass the Trash

Liberty Hall (Non Smoking)
Monday Nights - Bar Olympics
Tuesday Nights - Darts 
Wednesday Nights - Trivia
Thursday Nights - Open Mic Night
Friday Nights - Karaoke
Saturday Nights - Karaoke / Steak Bingo
If your hungry remember the Post 129 kitchen most likely has you covered! 

Monday Through Friday
Lunch from 11 am to 2 pm 
Dinner from 6 pm to 8 pm 

Saturdays
Food Trucks Starting at 530 pm

Sundays
Breakfast 9 am to 11 pm
Snacks and Apps 1 pm to 6 pm 
Third Annual Post 129 Cruise -
Thurs, Oct 1st, 2020 to Mon, Oct 5th, 2020

The cruise is less than 300 days away! I know that seems like a long way off but it will be here before you know it!

Looking for someway to treat your self or a loved one for Christmas? Why not book a room on the cruise? I promise you you will have a great time and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Get all the details by clicking the below button. 
Cruise Info
We will have our annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 2nd. The kitchen will be open and of course we will be showing the game in both halls.  We always have a great time for the game with great food and great friends and I am sure this year will be no different so plan on being here.
Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 am to 2 pm Monday through Saturday! 
Check out this week's specials and remember that the full menu is also available. So stop on by and grab some dinner. 

Tuesday - Kitchen Closed
Wednesday - Kitchen Closed
Thursday - Seafood Basket w/ Fires and Slaw
Monday, December 30th - Salisbury Steak served with Mashed Potatoes and Veggie
Freedom Hall
Smoking Permitted

Monday Nights
Trivia at 7 pm
 
Tuesday Nights
Blackjack at 6 pm
 

Wednesday Nights
Karaoke at 7 pm
 
Thursday Nights
 Texas Hold’em Poker
 

Friday Nights
Live Bands
Steak Bingo at 630 pm

 
Saturday Nights
 Queen of Diamonds
 
Sunday Nights
 Pass the Trash
Liberty Hall
No Smoking Permitted

Monday Nights
Bar Olympics

Tuesday Nights
Dart League at 7 pm
 
Wednesday Nights
Trivia at 7 pm
 
Thursday Nights
Open Mic at 7 pm 

Friday Nights
Karaoke w/ Bob and Diane Pratt at 7 pm 

Saturday Nights
Karaoke w/ Bob and Diane Pratt at 6 pm
Steak Bingo at 730 pm

 
Join us for Bingo every
Wednesday and Friday starting at 2 pm
Please join us in our American Legion Post 129 Saturday golf.  It is a nine hole captains choice/best ball theme.  We now have over 40 players signed up to play on Saturday Mornings. We would love to have you join us.

If interested please give Clint Swinehart call at 904-253-5856 or e-mail him at swineiam@bellsouth.net. We now play at Windy Harbor Mayport Naval Station and tee times start at 10:30.

http://www.post129.org/golf-league.html
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