Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265 Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265
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Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265 Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265
Pvt. Allen J. Beck, Jr. - Allen Jesse Beck, Jr. was born June 16, 1925 to Allen J. Beck, Sr. and Anna Ruth Beck.  He was part of of a close-knit, loving family living in Spring Grove... Read more
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Meeting Schedule
 
Board Meetings
3rd Tuesday - 6:30pm
 
Post Meetings
3rd Tuesday - 8:00pm
 
Home Assoc Meetings
3rd Tuesday - 9:00pm
 
Ladies Aux. Meetings
Last Tuesday - 7:00pm
 
 

VFW Post 5265 History

Charter members of VFW Post 5265Late in 1945 with many Spring Grove World War II veterans home again, groundwork was laid for a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post within the borough. On January 22, 1946 Post No. 5265 was formally instituted by White Rose Post 556 of York with 100 charter members. It was named in honor of Private Allen J. Beck, Jr., who was killed in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, on January 4, 1945.

C. Ernest Bischoff, a veteran of World War I, was named first commander, and meetings were held in the old Fireman's Building. The Ladies Auxiliary was organized on November 12, 1946.

As the ranks swelled, a permanent meeting place was desirable. Land was purchased from Clayton E. Moul and plans were drawn by George Flickinger, architect. The Spring Grove National Bank assisted with finances.

Original post building for VFW Post 5265

The Post Home was opened in March 1949, and officially dedicated on June 25, 1949. The Honorable James F. Lind, Congressman, delivered the address. A portrait of Allen J. Beck, Jr. was presented by Mrs. Harry W. Hoke and unveiled during the dedication ceremonies.

Through the untiring efforts of the faithful members of the Post, the Ladies' Auxiliary and patrons, the final debt on the mortgage was paid on June 21, 1966.

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Post News Briefs

 

Scholarship Fund Feed

Tickets are available to members for the next Scholarship Fund Feed to be held on Sunday, July 20, noon to 4 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the bar at $15 each. The feed benefits Spring Grove High School students recieving scholarships from our Post.


Patriot's Pen

Submissions due Nov. 1, 2014. Program details are available on the post scholarships page.


Voice of Democracy

Submissions due Nov. 1, 2014. Program details are available on the post scholarships page.


Happy Hour

Happy hour is offered on a rotating hourly schedule Monday through Thursday. Members must present their Post commemorative challenge coin in order to purchase at the happy hour price. Happy
hour scheduled times are listed the newsletter. Coins can be purchased at the bar.


Room Rentals Available

The post dining room and meeting room are available for rental for your party or event. Complete details are available on the website dining room page.


 

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Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 5265
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POST HOURS

Sunday-Saturday 7 am - 2 am

 

DINING ROOM HOURS

Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Pvt. Allen J. Beck, Jr.

VFW Post 5265

199 West 1st Avenue

P.O. Box 54

Spring Grove, Pa 17362

717-225-4010

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Commander

Barry Strausbaugh

Quartermaster

Bob Hinkle - 717-225-7293

Aux. President

Linda Carter-Thoman

Steward

717-225-4010

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