Harvey C Noone Post # 954

Don't forget about wreath matching for 2023.
Be sure to use the link below and all wreaths purchased from that link will be matched, make the most out of your donation and help us get a good jump start for 2023 event!
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/NY0303

 

 

 

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Saturday, December 17th, marked Riga’s 3rd year participating in National Wreaths Across America Day. Our events started at Riga cemetery at 11am. Shaun Smith, his daughter Macey & Girl Scout Troop 60487 performed the ceremony here & presented the 8 ceremonial wreaths. Ben Wermuth rounded out the ceremony by playing Taps.  At the conclusion, 95 wreaths were laid in honor of the vets buried there, some dating back to the Revolutionary War!

From Riga Cemetery, we moved down to Creekside cemetery for a 12pm ceremony delivered by Harvey C Noone Post 954 Post Commander & retired Army Colonel Ken Juergens.  The ceremonial wreaths were presented by active duty military members & Girl Scout Troop 60487.  Mae Ennis performed a spectacular rendition of A Soldier’s Christmas Gift that touched the hearts of many in attendance.  Taps was played, to conclude this ceremony as well, by Adam Sargent and Robert Wilkinson.  At this time 489 wreaths were placed by the many community members who came out.  When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran's grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran's name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life.

Special thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer, including John Hartman, Steve Brew, cub scouts, Iron Infantry VMC, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and fellow post members.  Words cannot express my gratitude to the entire community for coming together to make this a successful event at both Riga cemeteries.

I would also like to thank our sponsors Mission BBQ, Waste Management and Wegmans.

Mark your calendars now, December 16, 2023!! All wreath purchases made from this link will be matched by Wreaths Across America until January 15, 2023! Help make next year successful! http://wreathsacrossamerica.org/ny0303

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Euchre at the Harvey C. Noone American Legion this Thursday December 15th at 6:30. Be there by 6:00 to secure a table. We will have a meat tray/salad/chips/cookies and coffee! Also, laughs and providing a great time. See you there!

 

 

 

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12 days!
December 17th
11am @ Riga Cemetery
12pm @ Creekside
You may still purchase a wreath, it will go toward 2023 but all locations around town still collecting orders, Town of Riga, Village of Churchville & Newman Riga Library! And always online
https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/ny0303

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please join us for the Christmas Trivia Night at the Legion! $2 donation, we are selling chili and nachos, and we will be laughing and smiling all night!

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Pirate Toy Fund

Brought to you by Harvey C Noone American Legion Auxiliary Post #954

Harvey C. Noone ALA are proud Toy Ambassadors for the Pirate Toy  Fund. The Pirate Toy Fund’s mission has been to get toys to kids in need of comfort at exactly the moment they most need it. PTF distributes toys year round to Rochester-area agencies, hospitals, and first responders. Boxes awaiting your kind donations are located at The Riga Town Hall, The Churchville Village Library, and at the Harvey C. Noone American Legion Post #954, until December 16th.   You may also donate at our online toy store by clicking the link below:
     https://ptftoystore.com/store/ChurchvilleALA
Breaking News: The toy drive store that raises the most by December 15th will be thanked on the Pirate Toy Fund ‘s digital billboard on 490 from December 16-25, 2022!
Your kind donation(s) can change the life of a local child this holiday season! Thank you in advance for your generosity and enjoy the holiday season.  Ann Plucknette, President of Harvey C. Noone ALA

 

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                  Wreaths Across America - Churchville Creekside & Riga Cemeteries

                                              Saturday December 17th, 2022· 
Missed the 1 month warning yesterday, time is flying this month! 29 days until WAA 2022!!
11am at Riga Cemetery
12pm at Creekside
Purchase wreaths in village or town offices, Riga library or online
 

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A reminder that this Friday, 11 Nov is Veterans Day. The Harvey C Noone American Legion Post 954 will honor the day at 11:00 am in front of the Riga-Newman Library at the WWI memorial. The ceremony is open to the public - Hope to see you there

 

 

 

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We are less than 60 days until this year's event.
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The details are starting to fill in now.
Please join us for ceremony on 12/17 at
11am at Riga Cemetery and/or
12pm at Creekside Cemetery!
Sponsor a wreath at the library, town or village offices or online
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Save the Date! Trivia Night at the Legion. Fun for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Please join us this Saturday Oct 8th for our Fall Craft and Vendor Show at the Churchville American Legion. Our Son's of the Legion will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers and we will have music on our covered deck. Vendors both inside and outside. 10-4 pm. A great time to do early holiday shopping!

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Bags fly at noon! Come play or just to watch. Fun for the whole family!!!!

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What a great way to start your Sunday and remember 9-11 by welcoming Veterans returning from an Honor Flight! We had a 94 year old Korean War Female Veteran and many Vietnam Veterans who we all wanted them to know how much we appreciated them and they service. We had one of our Legion Members participate and can’t wait to hear about his experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two great opportunities coming to the Harvey C. Noone Post #954 American Legion. Hope you can join us!!!!!

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We have tickets for you to purchase for our famous Lions Chicken Barbecue. Purchase a meal and sit on the Legion deck and listen to some music. We’ll have a bounce house for the kids with a full sized donation of a personal care item for our veterans.

Please call 293-1364

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We are coming up on Flag Day! Please join us at the Harvey C. Noone American Legion on Buffalo Road in Churchville for a Flag retirement ceremony on June 14th at 7pm. See you there!!!

 

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The American Legion Auxiliary celebrated the month of May as “Poppy Month”. During the month, Legion Family volunteers distributed poppies in our communities. To assist our youth and their families to understand the story of the poppy in the USA, the Churchville Harvey C. Noone Legion Auxiliary Unit 954 offered a bookmark with the poppy story and held a coloring contest for youth ages 1-16. The Newman Riga Public Library served as a pick-up and drop-off point for the three leveled pages. Others printed off the pages from online to help their children or students participate. We had many excellent entries. We are pleased to announce our winners in three age groups. The first place winner in the Young Patriot group, ages 1-5, is Audrey DeRitis. Third place winner in the Junior Patriot group, ages 6-11, is Zaelyn Musto. Second Place goes to Dakota Beaty, and First Place is Anna Battista. First Place in the Patriot group, ages 12-16 is Sophie Wanck-Kann. Certificates and prizes will be distributed to our winners at the Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, Tuesday June 14, starting at 7:00 PM at the Post Home, 6444 Buffalo Rd., Churchville, New York. The public is invited to come and participate in this ceremony.

            

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The Churchville Walkabout is on for Thursday June 16th 4-7 pm!!! Harvey C. Noone will be having their Open House and will be selling Pulled Pork Dinners and Sandwiches on a pre-sale basis only. Purchase your tickets today at the Legion any Thursday or Friday night 6-9. Or PM me for information to purchase. Enjoy live music by the band The True Tones. This is an event you will not want to miss!

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Please join us Monday, May 30th at 10:30 am for the Memorial Day Ceremony at the

Churchville Elementary School (CES). Parade to follow.

 

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2022 Poppy Coloring Contest

 

Any child ages 1-16 can enter the 2022 Poppy Coloring Contest. Just print off the appropriate age coloring sheet, color to the best of your ability, and submit!!!!!! Deadline: May 25, 2022

Mail to:  Harvey C. Noone Post #954     PO Box 3     Churchville, NY  14428

Drop off:  Newman Riga Library

Email to: levans14428@yahoo.com

 

                                                   

 

             Ages 1-5                                                                        Ages 6-11                                                       Ages 12-16

 

Please include on the back of your sheet:  Child's Name, Child's Age, Child's Phone Number, Child's Address, Parent's Signature

 

Prizes will be given in each age category!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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SAVE  THE  DATE

Heather James, a United Healthcare Broker gives an hour

presentation of VA/Medicare benefits followed by personal questions time.

 


 


 

THE LIVING FIELDS OF HONOR

WILL SOON BE BLOOMING

The daffodils, planted at the Legion and

along the entire length of the Westshore Rail Trail,

will soon be  saluting our Hometown Heroes.

Take a moment to stop by to add a salute of your own.   

GO TO THE VETERANS LIVING FIELDS OF HONOR TAB IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY  TO VIEW PHOTOS,

OR VISIT THE NEWMAN RIGA LIBRARY TO SEE A DISPLAY. 

 

 

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Crafters and Vendors Wanted!!!!!

Harvey C. Noone American Legion Auxiliary Post #954 will be hosting their 2nd Annual Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday May 14th from 10-4. We are expanding to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Our Sons of the American Legion will be selling hamburgs/hotdogs with chips and a drink. Music will be played on our deck at our picnic area. We have planty of parking and we will provide advertising.

For more information contact Tish Juergens at levans14428@yahoo.com 

 

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American Legion Post # 954 is located at

6444 Buffalo Road in Churchville, NY 14428

The Post is named after PVT HARVEY C. NOONE who died in WWI in France.

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MARCH IS WOMEN'S MONTH

AND AN IMPORTANT TIME TO REFLECT UPON THE WOMEN

WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO ENABLE HARVEY C. NOONE LEGION POST # 954

CARRY OUT ITS MISISON TO SERVE VETERANS

AND OUR COMMUNITY FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS!  

MARY E. NOONE, MOTHER OF HARVEY C. NOONE, AN ARMY PRIVATE

WHO DIED SERVING IN WWI,

LEFT MONEY IN HER WILL TO BUILD THE POST HOME

ON BUFFALO ROAD IN MEMORY OF HER SON.  

THE WOMEN OF THE HARVEY C. NOONE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT # 954

HAVE ALWAYS STOOD BY AND ASSISTED THE LEGION. 

THEY WERE AND ARE WIVES, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, GRAND DAUGHTERS

OF VETERANS

AND SOME WERE AND ARE VETERANS AS WELL. 

WE THANK AND SALUTE THEM ALL!

NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. 

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    ONGOING                 Birthday Greetings for Vets Program

                                                  Boxes From Home Program (For Details Call 293-1364)

                                                 Collection of Worn Flags (Drop off at Town Hall  or Legion Post)

 

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Hometown Magazine articles for March 22’
So wonderful seeing the hard work of Harvey C Noone Post 954 and all the community support!!
Thank you everyone who participated in these events to make them successful!!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since our charter in 1924 our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Churchville area. Soon, we hope to add a feature to allow you to join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor.
It will be as simple as clicking to become a Sponsor or Booster Button. Details coming soon.
100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.