We are are very excited to announce that we will be re-opening our doors for business on Thirsty Thursday, May 28th at 1500 (3 pm). So come out to join us for a cold one! If things go smoothly, we’ll also be open Friday and Saturday and return to normal hours next week too! Here are a few things you should know.
After a very thorough cleaning process, we’ve rearranged tables and removed some of the barstools to allow for social distancing. We are limited to 1/2 our full capacity initially. If you feel sick our have a fever, please stay home until you are healthy so that everyone else can stay healthy too. If you would like to wear a mask, you may. But it is not required.
We will not have our normal Thursday meals or Friday dances yet. But we are working on some options so please check back with us often!!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Post. See you all real soon!
Back by popular demand, the bar-b-que teams will be going at it in a head-to-head competition that is bound to be fierce!! You can come out and sample some chili, drink a beverage, and fill up on BBQ plate lunches prepared by one of Ankeny’s finest master BBQ’er, Larry Halbrook! Don’t miss this celebration that raised bunches and bunches of money for Veterans last year! We’d love to see you there!
Memorial Day (previously but now seldom called Decoration Day ) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Many events this weekend have been scaled back due to Covid-19. But, let us never forget those who secured the freedom we have today.
Due to Covid-19, the scheduled Buddy Poppy distribution this Memorial Day was not able to be held. If you would like to show your support to the V.F.W. Post 9662, you can make a donation to our annual “Buddy Poppy” drive by sending a check to the Post at 1309 NE 66th Ave., Des Moines, IA. 50313, and write “Buddy Poppy” on the “For” line on your check. Thanks and happy Memorial Day.
Saturday May 16th the Auxiliary will be meeting at 10am to hold elections and to install new officers. The meeting will be held in the parking lot to allow for social distancing so bring a chair. There are multiple officer positions that are being vacated so please think about taking an active role. If it rains please still show up since I will have a contingency plan.
**Update 5/26/2020: The Post Clubroom Committee is meeting today to discuss options to reopen the post. Please check back soon for more updates.
All VFW Posts to be closed By order of the VFW Department of Iowa Commander, pursuant to Section 5 of the Governor’s Proclamation on April 2, 2020, all Posts are hereby closed to the public through 2359 hours (11:59 PM) on April 30, 2020, unless notified by the Department that this order has been lifted. Section 5A. Restaurants and bars: All restaurants and bars shall continue to be closed to the general public except that to the extent permitted by applicable law, and in accordance with any recommendations of the Iowa Department of Public Health, food and beverages may be sold if such food or beverages are promptly taken from the premises, such as on a carry-out or drive-through basis, or if the food or beverage is delivered to customers off the premises.