You Help Area Veterans When You Dine at the American Legion Hall
I've been to the American Legion Parramore Post 57 in Abilene at 302 East South 11th Street, Abilene at least a hundred times in the last 30 years, and never have I had a meal like what I enjoyed last Saturday.
My brother-in-law invited me to join him and his family for a chicken fried steak dinner complete with all the trimmings. First, the meal was excellent and veterans were sharing stories and thanking those who came out to support the Legion.
Fried Fish Dinner Every First Saturday of the Month is Only $12
Chicken Fried Steak on the Second Saturday of the Month is $12
Taco Dinner is the Third Saturday of the Month and it's Only $10
The cost is only $12 for the fish or Fajitas and $10 for the taco or burger dinner. The dinner is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and one can dine in, call ahead and to-go orders are also available.
On the first, second, and third Saturday of every month, the American Legion Hall puts on dinner (I call it a feast). The first Saturday is a "Fish Fry" consisting of fish, hush puppies, coleslaw, and french fries. The second Saturday is "Chicken Fried Steak" with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, and a yeast roll. The third Saturday is a "Taco Dinner" with soft or crispy tacos, beans, and rice.
The Legion's Commander Robert Wheeler says that all the money they raise from the dinners and various fundraisers benefits Abilene area veterans and a few local charities. Commander Wheeler blew me away as to all they do.
This Abilene Legion Hall goes as far as to help veterans pay their bills if they run short, like rent, utilities, paying for eyeglasses, hearing aids, and whatever that veteran may need. The Abilene Legion also donates food and cash to Meals on Wheels to feed veterans and their spouses.
The fish fry is put on the "Sons of the Legion" while the chicken fried steak dinner is put on by the Ladies Auxillary and "Taco Night" is hosted by the Legionnaires. When you go eat or donate to the American Legion Parramore Post 57 you are giving to those that gave their all to protect our country.