Dallas County legionnaires gather Saturday in Minburn

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Minburn American Legion Post 99 Adjutant Commander Mark Golightly, left, reported on Friday's visit to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown during the meeting Saturday of the Dallas County American Legion posts. The meeting was held Saturday at the Minburn Legion Hall, with members from the county's 10 posts attending as well as Dallas County Veterans Affairs Director Nick Praska, right..


Representatives of the 10 American Legion Posts in Dallas County convened in Minburn Saturday afternoon for their regular meeting.

The Minburn American Legion Post 99 hosted the meeting, which drew attendees from Adel Post 464, Dallas Center Post 49, Dexter Post 419, Granger Post 717, Perry Post 85, Redfield Post 261, Van Meter Post 403, Waukee Post 737 and Woodward Post 211.

A representative from the sixth district of the American Legion of Iowa also attended. There are 51 posts in the sixth district.

A highlight of the meeting was a report from Minburn American Legion Post 99 Adjutant Commander Mark Golightly, who outlined Friday’s trip by the Post 99 officers to the Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Golightly said the Minburn post presented an $1,800 donation for the home to retired Brig. Gen. Jodi Tymeson, chief operating officer of the Iowa Veterans Home.

He said Tymeson accepted the donation with thanks and gave the a tour of the 900-resident home to Golightly and Post 99 Commander Don Richardson, Post 99 Service Affairs Officer Jon West and Post 99 Chaplain Ernie Faber.

Golightly also reminded his fellow Dallas County legionnaires that the Minburn post will hold its annual stag supper Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Minburn American Legion Hall.

The dinner of turkey and beef, baked beans and salad starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the always popular raffle. This year’s top prizes include a Henry Big Boy .357 caliber carbine rifle and an over-under .410 gauge shotgun.

Drawings for cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25 and a steady stream of door prizes will also be given away.

Admission in $9 per person, and raffle tickets are available at $2 each or six for $10.

“Come for the meal, and stay for the fun,” Golightly said to his fellow legionnaires.

An overflow crowd filled the Minburn American Legion Osborne Post 99 last year for the post’s annual stag night.

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