The Hamel VFW is throwing a New Years Eve Party on Tuesday, December 31st. A sliced Beef Loin Dinner with all the fixins will be served from 5:00-8:00 pm. The Arcades will be on stage playing their great “classic rock” from 7:00-11:00 pm. We’re going to do the “Ball Drop” at 11:00 pm and sync it with New York City. There’ll be party favors and other surprises for our guests. It’s our way of thanking you for supporting the Hamel VFW in 2019. There will be a $10.00 per person cover charge that night.
Peak Entertainment is putting on a Comedy Night at the Hamel VFW on Friday, December 13th. We thought you’d need a break from all the parties and holiday shopping. So here’s you chance to sit back, have a delicious inexpensive meal and then laugh till your sides hurt!
You’ll have your choice of Braised Beef Tips and Roasted Chicken prepared by a Private Chef. Call Tom Reschenberg at (612) 386-9129 for dinner reservations. $14.00 per person.
The Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund is partnering with the Hamel VFW and Plymouth Beyond The Yellow Ribbon to throw a “Thank MN Troops Block Party.” The date for this event is Saturday, September 21st. On that same day the City Of Medina is celebrating “Medina Day” (two blocks down the street). Hamel will be partying from one end of town to the other! I won’t cover things in the Block Party flyer. You can see/read for yourself. Instead I want to tell you why the Hamel VFW and PBYR whole heartedly support the MMAF.
The MMAF awards grants to Armed Forces personnel who have served since 9 /11. Now this is me (Jim) talking and not the MMAF so I may be a little off. I believe grants of $500.00 are given to each Minnesota Veteran with proof of a Honorable Discharge, $2000.00 to a Combat Wounded Veteran and $8000.00 to a Gold Star Family. The MMAF has awarded over 12 million dollars in grants thus far. Had something like this been available to the Vietnam Veterans when they came home it’s possible there wouldn’t have been such lifelong bitterness, scentless suicides and destroyed lives. That’s why every veteran I’ve talked to supports the MMAF and the 2019 Block Party.
So here’s what I’m asking of each of you to do. Almost everyone knows a younger Minnesota veteran who has served since 9/11. They may be a relative, someone at your VFW/ Legion Post or someone at work. Tell them about the MMAF and the “Thank MN Troops Block Party” on September 21st. Encourage them to attend and show up yourself to lend your support. We can’t undo the mistakes of the 60’s-70’s, but we can ensure they never occur again! Please forward this email to the veterans you know. They’ll know what do. Thank You!
The Arcades are back at the Hamel VFW on Saturday, August 31st. It’s going to be another great night and dancing. Food will be served from 5-8:00 pm with music from 7-10:30 pm. The last three dances have been packed so please call to reserve a table if you have more than 4 people.
On September 21, 2019 The VFW is hosting a major event: Thank MN Troops block party and thousands are likely to attend the event. Navy Seals will demonstrate their parachuting skills and it will be a fun event. PBYR will have a booth and help promote the event with an ad in the Sun Sailor.
The Hamel VFW is hosting a Dinner & Dance Night on Saturday, August 3rd featuring the City Lights Band. Food from 5-8:00 pm with music from 7-10:30. $5.00 cover.
The Arcades are booked at the “V” through September of 2020! However, we’ve received many requests to sprinkle other bands into the rotation along with some Friday night dances. Come and enjoy Classic Rock” with City Lights this Saturday and look for some “Country-Rock” around the corner!
The Hamel VFW is hosting a “Dinner & Dance Night” on Saturday, June 15th. Food from 5:00-8:00 with great music by The Arcades from 7:30-10:30. The “V” is kicking off the summer and we hope you’ll join us. Bring your dancing shoes!
The Hamel VFW, the City of Plymouth and PBYR are very pleased with the cooperation from all partnering organizations to make this happen. It is great to see the cooperation displayed in such a quality program!
This year we will have community participation which includes the VFW, Armstrong High School, Wayzata High School, Plymouth Police Explorers, a Military Chaplain and an excellent and highly qualified speaker. Please try to attend.
Also, a reminder that (Plymouth) Hamel VFW, The City of Plymouth and PBYR will host a Memorial Day event at 11 AM on May 24th and an excellent speaker has been secured for the event. The scheduled time is approximately 40 minutes and I hope you will all be able to attend.
The Hamel VFW is hosting a “Dinner & Dance Night” this Saturday, April 20th. Food 5-8:00 with music by The Arcades from 7-10:30. Stop in for dinner and enjoy fun night. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again. It’s been way too long! Please call for reservations if you have a large group.
Good news in this time era is always helpful to one’s spirit! The attached video on CCX Media highlights the Hamel VFW’s recent project to renovate their restrooms and make them ADA compliant. PBYR is delighted to have been able to help in this project!
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
The Hamel VFW is throwing a back to the 50’s Style Dinner & Dance on Saturday, March 23rd. We’ll serving a “malt shop dinner”. There’s going to be free dance lessons at 6:30 ( by TC Swing), prizes for best costumes and more. The Arcades will be playing their great classic rock. This is one you don’t want to miss!
Last year this event was a complete sellout. Call for reservations if you have a large group and get there early.
The Hamel VFW is hosting a Dinner & Dance Night on Saturday, November 17th. Food (Rose’s “Huge Hamburgers” are back) from 5:00-8:00 pm with music from 7:00-10:30. The Arcades are back on stage playing their great dance rock! Remember, we have a full hardwood ballroom floor. So come out for a lazy night of fun at The “V” because we all need a break! Call for reservation if you have a large party. Pass the word….
The Hamel VFW is hosting a Dinner & Halloween Costume Dance on Saturday, October 27th. Food from 5-8:00 pm with music from 7-11:00 pm. The Arcades will be on stage playing their great classic rock! We will be awarding 3 prizes for best costumes. The Grand Prize a certificate for a $1,200.00 “Luxury Limousine Bus Night”! So get dressed up and bring some friends along with you to the dance. It’s ok to be a kid once in a while… trust me on this one!
Call and reserve a table if you have a larger group. There’s always good crowd at this event!
The above event will be held this Friday, September 21st at Central Park Greenfield at 5:30. There is a roofed enclosure at the park so weather’s not a problem. The Hamel American Legion and VFW will provide the Color Guard for this event. I hope you can attend.
I’ve been asked to speak that day because I was listed as “Missing In Action ” in 1966. I made it home and there was closure for my family. Almost 90,000 of our servicemen and women never came home. There’s been no closure for their families and the pain still remains. Please join us for this short ceremony as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Lest we forget!
A number of people are meeting at the Hamel VFW at 4:00 pm and will be carpooling to Greenfield. You are welcomed to join us!
The Arcades are back at the Hamel VFW on Saturday, August 11th playing their great classic rock from 7:00-11:00 pm. Food from 5:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy dinner and dance to The Arcades. These guys are really good if you haven’t heard them before!! Bring some friends and we’ll see you there. Call for reservations if you have a large group.
The Hamel VFW is hosting a post-rodeo Dinner & Dance Saturday, July 14th. Food served 5:00-8:00 pm with music from 7:00- 11:00. The Band Tailspin will be on stage playing their country rock. What a great way to kick back after a long rodeo week! Rose will be serving her humongous hamburgers along pulled pork sandwiches. So put on your cowboy hat one more time and join us at the Hamel VFW.