Veterans Corner: Service organizations having interesting programs

The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meets the second Sunday of every month at Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave. The speaker was Marilyn Russell on “DNA Genetic Genealogy.” Lunch will be your choice from the menu. Please email coonelly@olypen.com to RSVP or if you have questions about the Chapter.

Free ‘Fright Night’ set

The American Legion Post 62 at 107 E. Prairie St. will be hosting a free “Fright Night” movie night starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. The classic movies being shown are “Dracula” with Bela Lugosi, “Frankenstein” with Boris Karloff, “The Wolf Man” with Lon Chaney Jr. and” The Mummy” with Boris Karloff.

There will be candy for the children and popcorn and soda for a donation.

Come to the post and relax and enjoy Halloween with scary movies! Any questions? Contact the commander at thbkdragon@yahoo.com. Post meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

Cut a rug at the VFW

The dancing continues at the VFW Post 4760 at 169 E. Washington St. The scheduled includes: 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, Just in Tyme Allstars; 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, Jerry’s Classic Country Band; 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Just in Tyme duo, and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, Soul Posse (cover $8).

You can find all the events at the post on their website at www.vfwpost4760.com.

DAR meeting

The Michael Trebert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be holding their meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.

State regent Julie Pittman will present the program, “Women in Military Service.” For information about the chapter, contact the regent at cjwandgjw@gmail.com.

Marine Corps League

The Mt. Olympus Detachment of the Marine Corps League will meetat 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis S.t, Port Angeles. The Detachment is responsible for the Toys For Tots program in Clallam County.

In 2016, a total of 3,188 children received 7,688 toys thanks to the generous citizens of the county.

The Sequim American Legion will be partnering with the Marine Corps League to collect toys in front of Sequim Walmart from the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving and all Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 16.

Please keep your eye out for good deals on new toys for the kids and come by and drop them off; or come to the meeting and find out how you can help.

Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw, thbkdragon@yahoo.com; MOAA & DAR, Lorri Gilchrist, cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com; Marine Corps League, Guy Iredale, guy092248@Hotmail.com; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, eletteor@msn.com; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold, martinarnold2001@yahoo.com; Voices For Veterans, John Brasch, voicesforveterans@yahoo.com; VFW Neil Gamroth, sequimvfwpost4760@gmail.com.

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