In June of 2014 after getting a bid of over $9,000.00 to paint the outside of our post home, Monika Barshney also known as "Rocket" volunteered to paint the whole outside of the Post.
In March of 2014 the complete inside remodel of our post was completed, and we started to get our house back in order. We also were able to complete the new outside smoking area which allows the inside of the post to now remain smoke free. The post is something to really be proud of now. This was all done with donations from the members, and activities to raise money for the remodel project.
In November of 2013, the remodel of the Bar was completed,
this was all done on the donations from the membership, and with alot of
physical labor and love from many of our members. At this time the Legion
became non smoking inside of the building by a majority vote that had
been done. The Bar was mainly constructed and built by Jerry Armstrong (Sawblade),
with several of our members coming in to volunteer their help. The Grand
opening of the bar is to be held on January 11th, 2014. The front side of the
building is now being gutted, and will be modeled for the new meeting room and
office side of the building. Our new bathrooms are ADA compliant. The
patio, is scheduled to be enclosed next with windows that will open for air circulation,
and will accommodate our smoking population, by providing shelter from extreme
weather such as cold, wind and rain.
In September of 2012 we had a public auction, raising just at 9,000 dollars to go toward the remodel project of making the post ADA compliant. Great job everyone who donated their time, their goods, and their service toward meeting our goal.
In May and June of 2012 a patio with a 20 X 30 pad and footer for the roof was installed along with a door leading from the post right onto the Patio. (this is just one part of the remodel project) Best of all this was all done with donations! Thank you to everyone of you who made this possible; you know who you are...
In early 2012 we began a remodel project for the post, to make
it accessible to handicapped veterans. and ADA compliant. We started taking in donations and pleges, and we began having fund raisers for our remodel project. It is estimated that we will need to raise about $130,000.00 in-order to do this without having to take out a loan.This project has to be the "Ownership of all our members". If you can donate or plege anything toward this project please contact Rick Babinger who is spear heading this project.
Supported our fallen troops and their families during funerals after they have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our ALR became the nucleus of what was to become the Patriot Guard.
Renovated our post doing maintenance and repair on the dining room, bar, kitchen, floors, air conditioning and roof.
Constructed a concrete parking area for the hundreds of motorcycle riders in our American Legion Riders chapter.
Our membership has provided leaders who have gone on to help revitalize other American Legion posts in the area and to start ALR chapters in other posts in and around the Kansas area.
Taken an active interest in our community by working with other posts, working with Wichita’s Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
supporting our troops past and present, supporting our local law enforcement and fire departments and attend various civic and school events on request.
Contributed a large amount of monies to various charities and programs benefitting our veterans, VA Hospital and our local community.
Our Post & Bar is open 7 days a week unless otherwise notified, our ALR has Two-Wheeled Tuesday’s where our rider’s go to a different place each week for an evening meal and comradeship.