The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5623 Christmas party will be held Tuesday Dec. 10 at the VFW Home in Wolters Park. A social will start at 1:30 p.m. and a meal will follow at 2 p.m.
Members and their spouses are encouraged to attend and widows of deceased members are also invited and may bring a guest. Members are asked to wear their VFW caps.
To make reservations, call James Brossmann at 979-743-3896. Reservation deadline is Thursday, Dec. 5.
Do not bring a raffle item – a Christmas give-away will be sponsored by the VFW Post.
STAG CHRISTMAS PARTY
The annual Stag Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Ammannsville KJT Hall on FM 1383. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The KJT drink stand will be open at that time and a homemade stew meal will be served after the social time.
This event is a tradition dating back to the 1950s when grocery salesmen who worked this area wanted to have a fun evening with their customers and friends; thus it was called the “Salesman Stag Christmas Party.” Since that time, the word “Salesman” was dropped as many felt that only salesmen could attend. In its heyday, attendance was 100 plus strong.
After a few years of declining attendance, the event regained traction and has been rejuvenated, with over 90 men attending the last couple of years.
HERMANN SONS LIFE
Hermann Sons Life will hold its Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the American Legion Hall in Wolters Park. The party will start at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with a meal at noon along with awards presentations.
Members are asked to bring a $10 gift, either wrapped or in a gift bag, for the raffle to support the scholarship fund.
For any other information, call Ed Moeller at 979-561-6979.
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 870 will hold its Christmas party at Ammannsville starting with happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Supper will be served at 7 p.m.
Members and their families are encouraged to come. RSVP should be made to Andy Janda at 713-899-1204, Don Christen at 713-628-8117 or Dan Kutac at 979-561-6424. Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 11.