11-12-2022 The Veterans Dinner was held at Post 197 with 47 Veterans and guests present. The meal included roast beef, bbq’d pork, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salads and dessert was catered by Melinda Smeiglenski. Winners of 50/50 were : Tim Robinson, Dave Haight, and Aileen Ramsey. Gale Leiby and Barbra Ayotte won the quilts. Janis Stein, the quest speaker, opened by thanking all that served. She gave a snapshot view of the opinions of Veterans who served in WWll, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Middle East Conflicts. She told a variety of stories with every story showing emotions ranging from tears to laughter to smiles. In the end she was given a standing ovation and she again thanked the Veterans for Serving.
11-11-2022 Breakfast for all Veterans was served by the students and faculty at the Harbor Beach High School in honor of their service to their Country. The program included a tribute to each branch of service by the playing of each Service’s Victory Song by the High School Band. Dr. Shawn Bishop, the high school superintendent, welcomed the Veterans and thanked them for their service to their Country and for the things they do for the community. Each Veteran received multiple thank you cards from the elementary school students.
09-17-2022 Chili cook off was held on this beautiful sunny day. About 540 judges tasted chili and cast their vote. Post 197 finished in second place. Kim Rosenthal of Bad Axe won the 50CC scooter. Mary Gornowich of Harbor Beach won the Intarsia donate by Bill Wells.
09-15-2022 Post Commander Ron Kociba attended the Huron County Community Foundation Celebration in Port Austin at The Dark Sky Tavern. The Post received a grant of $3,000 to be used to replace the handicap ramp. Pictured is Ron Kociba, Commander Post 197 and the other recipients of awards.
09-01-2022 Honor Guard Ceremony at the first home game of the season. Doing the Ceremony were Post 197 members: Ron Volmering Paul Ginther Dave Koehn Al Kleinknecht Tim Robinson Darrell Connell Bill Wells Jim Leiby
07-16-2022 Thirty (30) drivers competed in the cart derby today. The weather was in the high seventies with a nice breeze. Competition was intense as each team tried to improve over last year. The crowd was very interested and enthusiastic and many new faces were seen.