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The Prattsville Scoop: Appreciation dinner held; 100th anniversary celebrated

American Legion Commander Chris Tompkins, Post 1327, honorees Jim and Geanine Eisel, and American Legion Auxiliary President Ginny Gurley of Unit 1327 presenting Annual Appreciation Award to the Eisels.
July 17, 2019 11:37 am Updated: July 17, 2019 11:44 am


PRATTSVILLE — The American Legion Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327 and American Legion Auxiliary Virgil E. Deyo Unit 1327 held their Annual Appreciation Dinner at The 1805 Tavern in Windham. Geanine and Jim Eisel were feted for their many years of ongoing support of and assistance to the veterans and the Post and Unit’s programs. Take a look at the Eisels’ “Wall of Fame” and you will get some idea of what they do for all in our area. Forty-two Legionnaires and Auxiliary members enjoyed the dinner but more importantly they enjoyed the other’s company — a true Band of Brothers including our two female Navy Veterans. We thank them for their service. Bonnie, Geo and Ruth and the wait staff at The Tavern were prompt, pleasant and very accommodating. Thank you and we will be back.

American Legion Honeyford Memorial Post 110, Catskill, held a 100th anniversary party on July 13 in honor of being Chartered on July 11, 1919. They were the first American Legion Post chartered in Greene County. It was a packed house at the Elk’s Club in Catskill with fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary members from Greene County, County Legislators, State Representatives and honorees. In addition to the many military exhibits there was free music and food. Thank you to Post 110 and Unit 110 for providing a time and place to acknowledge what is right in our world. Congratulations on your 100th Anniversary.

Joann and Jeff Schrier are still recovering from their 4th of July party. Not only having to recover from the actual party, Joann said she spent two weeks preparing for it.

Sandy Martin is now a smiling face across the counter at the Prattsville Diner.

Feel better wishes go out to Lana Breigle and Aneata Benjamin.

The 20th and Last Reunion the Northeast USA Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association of Greene County will begin at noon July 27. Greenville American Legion Post 291, for the second year will again be base camp for this reunion. This year’s guest speaker is longtime member of the Northeast USA Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association, retired NYS Supreme Court Justice, Honorable Bernard J. Malone Jr. Returning with Judge Malone was Bob Whitbeck. They never realized they had actually served together until about five years ago. Bob Whitbeck, lifelong resident of Freehold, served as Director of Greene County Veterans Service Agency. For this year’s reunion, the Vietnam Veterans are working in conjunction with Stephen Willette, USAF Ret. Owner and photographer of Patriot Images, LLC he has tasked himself with photographing as many, if not all, of the 838,000+ veterans still living in New York state. Those veterans he photographs can download their photos free of charge from his website All veterans are urged to join the 20th reunion, have your photograph taken for Stephen’s incredible project, giving back to every veteran in New York state. This reunion was at one time listed as one of the largest gathering of Vietnam Veterans on the East Coast boasting Vietnam Veterans attending from over 26 states.

Happy Birthday to Arnold Jaeger and Javin Traver on July 20. Happy Birthday to Kaitlyn Cross and John Baker on July 21. Alexis Marsh and Dave Rikard are wished Happy Birthday on July 22. Deb Case Brainerd is wished Happy Birthday on July 24. Happy Birthday to Tony Marsh and Kipp O’Hara on July 26. Happy Anniversary to Eddie and Lisa Zimmerman on July 20. On July 23 we wish Deb and Gene Brainerd Happy Anniversary. Diana and Arnold Jaeger are wished a Happy Anniversary on July 26.

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