General Information

 

Post Location:

502 E. Penn St., Hoopeston, IL 60942

(217) 283-6312

Map of Location

Events Calendar Check Here

 

Bar and Legion Hours:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 3pm to 9:30pm

Thursday: 3pm to 9:30pm

Friday: 3pm to 1:00am

Saturday: 3pm to 1:00am

Sunday: CLOSED

Holidays: CLOSED

Crystal, one of your bartenders, hard at work.

 

Meetings:

General Legion Meeting 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm

Auxiliary Meeting 4st Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm

Activities:

Thursdays - BINGO - Go to the BINGO Page

Fridays - Special Meals (see the events calendar) - MENUS

 

Special Events:

Early Bird: The Hoopeston American Legion hosts an annual Early Bird evening in October at the post home - check the Events Calendar for the date and time. The evening is in appreciation for those that have paid their dues either prior to or the evening of the event. Regular members, Sons of the American Legion, Veteran Social Members: as well as, social members are welcome to attend. A traditional holiday meal is served. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary who work very hard to give all the Early Birders a wonderful meal and a fun time.

Memorial Day: The Memorial Day service is held at the cemetary chapel on Memorial Day - check the Events Calendar for the time. There are crosses and flags that are set up. Before the event, Mrs. Copes' 5th grade class helps put flags on graves. The Honor Guard presents the colors and fires a salute during the ceremony.

Veteran's Day: Services will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial located in the southwest corner of McFerren Park - check theEvents Calendar for the time. Our traditional chili and potato soup meal will be served directly following the services at the post home. The free meal is open to everyone.
Pancake Day: Our annual pancake day is held sometime during the first three months of the year - check the Events Calendar for the exact date. The funds derived from this event go towards repairs and improvements of the post home.
Auxiliary Christmas Party: Our Christmas party is the 1st Tuesday in December and all auxiliary members are invited. Be sure to come, this is our turn to have the men serve us!

 

Direct Donations:

Poppy Day - The Poppy Program is the oldest and most widely recognized Auxiliary program. Each year the weekend before Memorial Day, Auxiliary volunteers distribute bright red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple benefits to the veterans and to the community.

Gifts to Yanks - Starting in November and going to New Year's Day, money is collected to help veterans in hospitals and nursing homes. The "GIFTS TO YANKS" was instituted in 1944 to remember our hospitalized war veterans. The American Legion, Department of Illinios, has maintained this worthy program continuously since its inception by distributing gifts annually to each of our veteran patients. And, no part of your tax-deductable donation is used for administrative costs. In the past the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384 has been one of the top contributors to this very worthwhile project, let's keep this tradition. Please make your check payable to "Gifts to Yanks" and drop it off at the post Monday through Saturday after 3 p.m. or send it to: Hoopeston American Legion Post 384, ATTN: Gifts to Yanks, P.O. Box 423, Hoopeston, IL 60942-0423.

There are three types of direct donations that can be made to the Hoopeston American Legion: direct donation, memorial donation and bequest.

Direct Donation: You can donate directly to the Hoopeston American Legion at any time in any amount. Please fill out, print and send this form with your donation to the Post. Donation Form

Memorial Donation: If you would like to set up a Memorial Donation to the Hoopeston American Legion on behalf of a loved one who has passed away, please fill out, print and send this form to the Post. Donation Form

Bequest: If you would like to leave the Hoopeston American Legion a bequest in your will, please let us know so we can honor you by filling out, printing and sending this form to the Post. Donation Form

 

Scholarships:

Supporting America's youth through education scholarships is a tangible investment in the country's future. Auxiliary members generously contribute to supporting a variety of scholarship opportunities for relatives of honorably discharged veterans and deserving youth. Assisting today's youth is a smart investment in America's future leaders.

 

American Legion Award:

An award given yearly to one girl and boy in the local grade school, Junior High and High School by the Hoopeston American Legion

 

Flag Etiquette: A Flag Code poster is available from the Post, but you can also go to Flag Etiquette.

 

Oratorical: The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

 

Boys State: Contact Boys State for information or for a donation

 

Photo Gallery: Click here to go to the Photo Gallery

 

Links:

National American Legion

Illinois State American Legion

Information on Mesothelioma

 

 

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