Post 199 has a long and rich history of involvement in community and charitable affairs. The Post is known for fund raisers through music concerts, BBQs and other activities. We have raised money for the American Red Cross, Hurricane Ivan Relief, Tsunami Disaster Relief, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys State, Local Theatre Groups, Music Scholarships, School & Church Music Programs, Project LifeSaver, Hurricane Katrina Relief, Search & Rescue Fund Raiser, Medical Benefits and for individual family and friends financial assistance.
HISTORY OF POST 199:
Originally a subdivision of Post 99 in Foley (which was founded in 1919), the Eastern Shore Post 199 received a second and separate charter on January 11, 1963. There were 365 regular charter members and 122 Auxiliary members who kept the separated post on the fast track. In the mid and late 1960's there were almost 900 regular members and over 200 Auxiliary members. The current post home and land was purchased with a loan and member donations in the 1920s. The property is approximately 3.5 acres with 340' beach frontage on Mobile Bay. In addition to the three story structure (housing the club bar, hall and kitchen), there is a large BBQ shed and three storage buildings, Beach Stage, Tiki Bar, kayak storage rack and a 400' pier reaching into Mobile Bay. Fishing, crabbing and boating from the beach and pier is a yearlong activity.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2015:
Sundays: Bloody Marys, noon until 2pm
Mondays ; 'Monday Mess' Dinner - only $6 ~ from 5-7pm
Tuesdays: KARAOKE 8-11pm.
Wednesdays: $2 Spaghetti & $1.50 beer
Thursdays: TACO NITE $0.75 each, 5-7pm
Fridays & Saturdays: OPEN GUITAR JAMS from 8-12pm with an accomplished musician as host. Bring a guitar and join the fun or just bring your friends for some great entertainment.
8-12pm. Check the Bar for all Jam Host schedules.
2/9 - Mardi Gras Party, 6-9pm
2/21 - District 33 Meeting
2/27 - Pancake Breakfast, Saturday 7:30 - 9:30
3/4 - Grand Opening of the Legion's TIKI BAR. 6-8pm, Music by the George Eberline Trio
3/19 - Organic School Fundraiser. BBQ 11-2pm, Beach Concert w/Johnny Barbato and the Lucky Doggs 2-6pm
$5 admission, kids under 16 free. Bring lawn chairs, no coolers please. 50/50 Raffle for MJSOE.
5/30 - Memorial Day BBQ (11-1:30) & Beach Concert, Monday
6/4 - Flea Market, Saturday 8-noon
7/4 - Independence Day BBQ (11-1:30) & Beach Concert, Monday
8/8 - Fairhope Police and Firemen Appreciation Day, BBQ, Music and more!, Saturday
9/5 - Labor Day BBQ (11-2) & Music Concert, Monday
10/3 - Oktoberfest, Monday Mess, German beer and more!
10/? - FLEA MARKET 8-1pm at the Legion
11/6 - USO SHOW, Sunday 3pm
11/11 - Veterans Day BBQ, Friday (11-1:30)
11/24 - Thanksgiving Dinner, Thur 1pm
12/? - WINE TASTING at the Legion, $ admission
12/6 - Christmas Party at the Vets Home in Bay Minette.
12/? - Post 199 Christmas Party
12/25 - Christmas Day, Sunday
12/31 - New Years Eve, Saturday
WORK DAYS - Each 3rd Saturday 8:30-1pm. Pizza and refreshments for the workers.
Not yet scheduled:
Flea Markets, Special Suppers, Wine Tasting, Fish Frys, etc.
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