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American Legion Post 129

New Years Eve Dinner

We are so excited to announce that Richard will be serving up a Surf and Turf dinner for New Years Eve for only $15! Dinner will include the following. 

- Petite Salad: Mixed greens topped with cranberries, red onion, and pecans tossed with a house made vinaigrette

- Surf and Turf Dinner : Fresh char grilled Atlantic salmon with a double fine mustard and cider glaze and a grilled sirloin of beef with a mushroom and red wine demi glaze. Served with infused whipped potatoes and chef's choice of vegetable. 

- Chef's Choice Dessert

Please note that you may order your dinner with only salmon or only steak if you prefer. Just let us know at time of sign up. 

You can sign up with the bartender in the Freedom Hall. You must sign up for this dinner in advance and space is limited so be sure to sign up today! Deadline for sign up is December 23rd. 

Please note that dinner will be served in Liberty Hall Only. 

The Latest News, Events, and Menus for the Week of
Dec 8th to Dec 14th

Aux Dinner 
Friday, December 11th

Join us this Friday for the Auxiliary's annual Mele Kalikimaka celebration! This year they will be serving up Pulled Pork with basmatic rice, coleslaw, roll. and pineapple upside cake for only $8.00. So come on up you will be happy you did! 
Ciaran Sontag - Friday, December 11th 
Come on out this Friday for another new entertainer. This week we have Ciaran Sontag with us and we couldn't be more excited. So be sure to come on out and check him out!
Friday Night Karaoke with Doug

We still have karaoke on Friday nights and cannot wait for you all to come on up and sing with us. This week Doug will be here to run the show and I know you will have a great time so come on in! 
Saturday, December 12th
On Saturday, December 12th we have the Chunky Tomato food truck back with us. This is one of your favorite trucks so be sure to come on out hungry and grab some delicious food! 
Saturday, December 12th
Come on up this Saturday night for music with the Black Water Swamp band. They will be here at 6 pm so be sure to come on up and check them out . You will be happy that your did. 
Live Entertainment is Back in both Halls! 
We are so excited that starting next month we will have live entertainment on Friday nights in the Freedom Hall and on Saturday nights in the Liberty Hall. We will be bringing back some old favorites and pulling in some new talent as well. So be sure to come on up and let us know what you think. 

Freedom Hall 

Dec 11th - Ciaran Sontag
Dec 18th - Wes Cobb

Liberty Hall
Dec 12th - Black Water Swamp
Saturday Nights Food Truck 

We are getting some fabulous trucks lined up for us on Saturday evenings. If the food trucks on Saturdays is something you enjoy be sure to come on out to show your support.

12/12 - Chunky Tomato
12/19 - Mama Lisa's Cantina
12/26 - Food Addicts on the Run
1/2 - Mike's Yum Yum Food Truck
Steak Bingo Friday & Saturday
We will be running steak bingo this weekend not only on Friday but on SATURDAY too! So come on out and try your luck! 
Black Card Bingo is Back! 
From now until December 11th collect a free black card for every $20 you spend at live call bingo. Black card bingo will be held on December 16th. There will be four special games each paying $100. So come on out and play some bingo and win! 
​Your 2020 membership expires at the end of the year - time to renew your membership is now! All staff will be asking to see your 2021 cards starting on January 1st. Be ready to show your card proudly.Without a valid 2021 card we will not be able to serve you in the canteen so please be sure to get those memberships paid.
Christmas Eve
This year we will once again be having our Ugly Sweater night and our White Elephant gift exchange on Christmas Eve. So plan on wearing your best ugly sweater or best Christmas outfit and join in on the silly fun!

We will be holding our 6th annual white elephant gift exchange at 630 pm. Bring a gift and join in on the fun! We ask that all gift be approximately $20 in value. This night is always a great time so be sure to come on out! 
 
New Years Eve Party!

2020 is almost over and we can not think of a better reason to celebrate! So 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 DJ Jaxcin starting at 7 pm. He is an amazing DJ  and I promise you you will have a great time! In the Liberty Hall we will have the duo Atomic Bacon.  With this stellar entertainment on both sides there is no where else you will want to be! 

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? Well I'll tell you what you have asked for.... how about a fantastic dinner! 

The most exciting news is that Richard will be serving up a Surf and Turf dinner in the Liberty for only $15! You MUST sign up for this dinner in advance and space is limited so be sure to sign up today! 

There will be party favors and a champagne toast at midnight but other than that it is just come, party, drink, and dance!
December 19th 
Mark Your Calendars - All kids under the age of 10 years old are invited to join us for the  Auxiliary's Annual Children's Christmas Party on Saturday, December 19th. Sign up at the Post in the Freedom Hall. Event runs from 1030 am to 1 pm, with a special visit from Santa at 11 am.
Deck the Chairs
American Legion Post 129 in a proud sponsor of the Jacksonville Beach Deck the Chairs Event for the 3rd year in a row. This year the event begins on November 21st and runs to January 1st. 

Voting for your favorite chairs takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from November 21st to December 13th. So please come on out and cast your votes. 

We are also looking for help on the weekends in manning our chair and handing out the commemorative dog tags. If you would like to volunteer please see any officer for additional details. 
The holidays can be difficult time for many, especially during the pandemic. This holiday season we are asking our members to participate in the reverse advent calendar collection. Set up a box/bag at home and add an item each day. 

Below is a recommended list. The cost to include all of this in your donation is between $30 and $50 depending on where you shop, but your donation will make someone's holiday season. Donations can be brought to the Post and we will ensure that all donations get brought over to the USO in Mayport to help military families. Bags to collect your donation are also available for $2.00 per bag at the Post. See Brandi or Scott to pick up a bag. 


This year in addition to Toys for Tots drive we are also working with the local community and getting gifts directly to the the children in need in our community. If you would like to participate please visit our angel tree. Pick  an ordainment with a child's name and gift request and let us know who you picked.  All gift requests are under $30. Once you receive your child's information you go shopping and bring back your donation to the Post and help make a child's Christmas. 

Please only take an ordainment if you are going to follow through. We want to ensure that every child on our list has a fabulous Christmas and that none are left out. These gifts are all going to local families or Wolfsons Children's Hospital. 
Due to COVID-19, if you want to volunteer to lay wreaths for Wreaths Across America, you MUST sign up online for the date and time you wish to volunteer. The event is now spread over three days Dec. 17-19 instead of just on one day. The ceremony will be a virtual event and not held onsite. Masks are required at all times while on cemetery property.
Here are the steps to follow to register to volunteer:

Go to wreathsacrossamerica.org
1: Click on"Menu" to the right of the page
2: Click on "Volunteer to"
3: Click on "Place a Wreath on Wreaths Day"
4: Click on "Look up by cemetery name" and then type in Jacksonville National Cemetery in the search and click on it when it shows up
5: Choose a day and a time to volunteer.
You should receive a confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.
 
Kitchen is Open! Come on in and check on the new specials!

Monday Through Friday Food

Monday through Friday Below Menu is Served for
Lunch from 11 am to 2 pm

Monday through Thursday Below Menu is Served for
Dinner from 530 pm to 8 pm

Fridays Dinner is served up by the organizations from 530 pm til they sell out

Weekend Food 
Saturday we have food trucks from 530 pm to 730 pm
Breakfast is served on Sundays from 9 am to 11 am
Wings and Apps are served on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm
Freedom Hall
Smoking Permitted

Monday Nights
Trivia at 7 pm
 
Wednesday Nights
Bingo at 2 pm
Karaoke at 7 pm


Thursday Nights
Texas Hold'em Poker

Friday Nights
Bingo at 2 pm
Steak Bingo at 630 pm
Live Entertainment at 7 pm

 
Saturday Nights
Queen of Diamonds Raffle & 
Food Truck Night


Sunday Nights
Wings & Apps 1 pm
Pass the Trash at 6 pm
Liberty Hall
No Smoking Permitted

Wednesday Nights
Open Mic at 7 pm

Thursday Nights
Trivia at 7 pm

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

Saturday Nights 
Steak Bingo at 715 pm
Live Entertainment  

Sundays
Open around 1 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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