Sunday, February 17, 2013
The annual spaghetti dinner is an important fundraiser for the Doylestown American Legion post.
For decades, the Doylestown American Legion has sponsored community events from the Easter Egg Hunt to Legion baseball to scholarships for high school students. Now, it's time to refill the coffers so those programs can continue. A spaghetti dinner will be held at the Legion hall on North Street on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m., or until sold out. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, garlic bread and dessert; coffee, tea and milk also will be available. Adults $8; children 6-12 $4; children under 6 are free. Takeout is $8 a plate. It's one of the organization's most import fundraisers. Other upcoming fundraisers include a ham raffle and a pancake breakfast. Legion vets will sell tickets for a ham raffle at the state…
Monday, May 28, 2012
The traditional ceremony took place in the Doylestown Cemetery after the Memorial Day parade.
Hundreds of people gathered in Doylestown Cemetery Monday afternoon after the Memorial Day parade to honor the men and women of Bucks County who have died in service to their country. Representatives of local veterans groups placed wreaths on memorials honoring the dead from past conflicts Rich Scott, of the Doylestown VFW post 175, announced that the veterans' group has recently received permission from the Bucks County Commissioners to to erect a monument at the county courthouse in Doylestown to those who have died in the war on terrorism. They include: Mark C. Baum, 32, Telford, U.S. Army Edward W. Brabazon, 20, Bensalem, U.S. Army Kurt E. Krout, 43, Spinnerstown, U.S. Army Robert H. Dembowski, 20, Ivyland, U.S. Army Travis L. Manion, …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
It was a beautiful day to race for goodies on the grounds of Fonthill.
The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing, and the kids were .... anxious. Hundreds of local youngsters lined up behind ropes strung through the trees near the field behind Fonthill on Saturday. They were there for the candy. Segregated into age groups - 3 and 4 year olds, 5 and 6 year olds, 7 and 8 year olds - they bounced on toes and hung on the ropes as they peered at the men in the field. But when those men - the men of Doylestown American Legion Post 210 - started opening up the black garbage bags and tossing brown paper bags on the grass, the kids snapped to attention. Then the race was on, as each age group took to their heels to snatch up the bags filled with candy goodness. Check out some of the photos we snapped at the hunt - …
Friday, April 6, 2012
It was rescheduled after last weekend's lousy weather.
In a rite of spring that stretches back nearly seven decades, the children of Doylestown will flock to Henry Mercer's estate home on Saturday to find treasures of their own. The Doylestown Easter Egg Hunt will return on April 7, 2012, on the grounds of Fonthill. The American Legion Post 210 hosts the annual egg hunt, now in its 68th year. Hunting starts at 1 p.m., and advice from old hands says "don't be late; the kids are fast." Children will be grouped by age: Ages 3-4; 5-6 and 7-8.