April 16, 2014

American Legion groups prepare to pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day

Debbie Conley, left, and Jane Breshears help prepare crosses to decorate veteran’s graves on Memorial Day. The poppies recall a famous poem by John McCrae, “In Flanders Field.” Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

 

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead.…

Mountain oyster feed tonight

The Gardner American Legion Post No. 19 will host a mountain oyster feed tonight. Festivities run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Legion hall at 315 Meadowbrook. Fried chicken, macaroni salad, and baked beans will also be served. …

Spring Hill Legion team near .500 record

Using timely hitting and solid defense, the Spring Hill American Legion Post 350 baseball team reached the .500 mark last week.
Spring Hill competes in a 12-team Tri-County area Legion league and also participates in outside tournaments. A post-season league …

THINGS TO DO: Flag retirement ceremony

Flag retirement ceremony
Oct. 9, 6: 30 p.m.

Area Boy Scouts will retire flags out at the Gardner Historical Museum on Oct. 9. Visitors are encouraged to bring old, torn or faded flags so they can be disposed properly. New …

Couples dance the night away at monthly event

Legion dance Bill Stevens plays

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

No one can say for certain exactly when the tradition started, but Bill Stevens, Edgerton, estimates his band has been playing at the American Legion in Gardner every month for more than 10 years.

“We played back …