BACKUS LEGION, AUXILIARY, SCHEDULE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Christmas parties for adults and children, a gift-giving program for needy children, gifts for the troops, Christmas Eve Day reception, and New Year’s Eve dinner and dance are included in holiday activities sponsored by the Backus American Legion and Auxiliary.
The annual Christmas and Customer Appreciation Party is Sat., Dec. 6, from 4-8 p.m. It includes complimentary food and door prizes, a visit from Santa Claus, a 50-package ham and turkey raffle and musical comedy at 5:45 p.m. produced by the post’s Usual Suspects Theater Company.
The Kids’ Christmas Party, for children 10 and under, is from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 13. It includes a goodie bag, gift project, visit from Santa Claus and a complimentary lunch.
The post is also participating in the Hackensack Area Chamber of Commerce annual Giving Tree program which provides gifts for children from needy families in the Backus-Hackensack area. Tags with the ages, gender and Christmas wishes of children from those families will be attached to the post’s lounge Christmas tree beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3. Those who want to provide a gift should pick up a tag and return it with an unwrapped gift to the Legion by Friday. Dec. 19.
The Auxiliary has scheduled a boxing session Sat., Nov. 29, to ship gifts, including personal items and snacks, to those serving in the military in the U.S. and abroad. The Countryside Co-op at Hackensack is donating snacks for the project in addition to items being provided by the Auxiliary.
The post is hosting a Christmas Eve Day reception Wed., Dec. 24, with complimentary Tom and Jerries and hors d’oeuvres from noon to 4 p.m. when the clubrooms will close.
The annual New Year’s Eve Party is Wed., Dec. 31. A special pasta dinner with salad and dessert will be served from 5-8 pm., and the club’s short order and pizza menu will also be available.
Frankie Lamb’s Frankly Country Band, playing classic country, pop, old time and swing will appear from 8:30 pm to 12:30. No reservations are necessary.