Maxon-Van Eps American Legion

Post 368

 Backus  Minnesota 56435

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The Club hours are Monday through Thursday open at 2:00 PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday open at 12:00 PM
10:00 AM on Breakfast Sundays, the 2nd Sunday of the month


    It’s Fun in the Fall at the Backus American Legion. Frankie Lamb’s band returns 2 to 6 pm Sunday, October 16, playing classic country, pop, old time and swing…..that’s followed by a Wild Clovers 4H Club benefit chicken dinner with dessert from 6 pm ‘til gone….just $8 a plate…. Saturday, October 22 is the annual complimentary Kids Halloween Party…..Saturday, October 29, the adult Halloween Party with potluck food and a costume contest with great prizes…..and, enter our annual Great Pumpkin Weight Guessing Contest…..all at the Backus Legion…where Good Folks Go For a Good Time…Event details backuslegion.com.

Join us at the club to watch the Viking games!
Everyone is invited for potluck, half time prizes & drink specials

The Backus American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast Crew dished up their last meal of the 2016 season Oct. 9, serving 133 diners, second only to the
157 attending the breakfast on Corn Fest weekend in August. Proceeds from the breakfasts, served every second Sunday from March through October, go to veterans, scholarship, community, distressed family and children's programs.
Seated, from front to rear on left are Judy Johnston, Mike Elsner and Bill Taylor. Standing at rear left are Marty and Larry Whalen. Front to rear on right are Tom Yurich, Mickie Durheim and Lynne Gagnon. Standing at rear on right, from left, are Sue Wolf and Jean Dawson. Not pictured, Janine Thale



                The Halloween season is under way at the Backus American Legion with events scheduled for both children and adults.
                The annual complimentary party for children ages 12 and under will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm  Sat., Oct. 22 at the Legion clubrooms, Hwys. 371 and 87 West.
                The kids’ party features a style show, decorating of real pumpkins, a fish pond, ring toss, bean bag throw and prizes for each event. And there’s a complimentary lunch.
                The adult party Sat., Oct. 29, includes attractive costume contest prizes, pot luck hors d’oeuvres, free cash and customer drawings and the announcement of the winner of the Great Pumpkin weight judging contest.
                Activities get underway with pot luck hors d’oeuvres from 8 p.m. until gone. That’s followed at 9 p.m. by a free drawing for customer-of-the-week and cash prizes and the awarding of a $20 club certificate for the winner of the weight guessing contest. The two pumpkins being judged are on display in the Legion foyer. The winner need not be present.
                The costume contest follows with a first place prize of $100 in cash. Second place will receive a $50 club bar/food certificate and third place a $25 club certificate.
                Those attending are asked to consider a donation to area food shelves and bring a snack dish, but it is not required.
                Information on this and other Backus Legion events is available at backuslegion.com and on Facebook.

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November 4
Bake Sale  Noon til gone
Chili & Sandwiches—4—9 p.m. 10 round meat raffle—each with 5 packages—5:30 pm
November 5
Hunter’s Dinner—4 p.m.—8 p.m.

$10 a plate of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing vegetable, rolls, homemade pie

Closed Thanksgiving



Backus/Hackensack Children’s Giving Tree Gift Program

We Need Your Help Nominating
Needy Area Children:
Pick up a Nominating Form
At the Meat Raffle Table – Turn in By Nov. 23
Gift Requests Based on Your
Nominations Will Be Hung On
Our Lounge Xmas Tree
Backus Legion is a Participating Sponsor
As an area Chamber of Commerce Member

Click here for the nomination form


Final for the Season

2nd Sunday of the Month Breakfast

October 9





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Bingo is Suspended until further notice!



Weekly Food Specials
Every Monday, French Dip Sandwich on a Hoagie Bun w/ Au Jus.  With Chips $6.00 With Fries or Tots $8.00
Hot Beef Sandwich w/mashed potatoes, gravy, 4pm ‘til gone, $6

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Free Hall & Kitchen Rental to Non-profit Organizations, Private groups & Parties
Ask us about catering.

Reserve our Beautiful Facilities for Your Function.


Since our charter, Maxon-Van 368Eps American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.


To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

To maintain law and order;

To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;

To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great

To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state
and nation;

To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;

To make right the master of might;

To promote peace and goodwill on earth;

To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice,
freedom and democracy;

To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual


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