We are looking for volunteers for Buddy Poppy Weekend – November 4-6

Poppy+VFWThe Collinsville VFW is looking for cheerful and courteous volunteers to help us with our Buddy Poppy Campaign on November 4, 5 and 6.  Are you a veteran or have a family member that is a veteran?  Are you affiliated or know a youth group or service group willing to put in a few hours to help out a great cause?  Are you looking to give back to the Veterans who so bravely fight for our country?  We are looking for honest people that love their country and are willing to spend a couple hours on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in early November handing out Buddy Poppies.

VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled, needy and aging veterans in VA Hospitals, State Veterans Homes and Domiciliaries across the country.  The majority of proceeds derived from each campaign conducted by VFW Posts and their Auxiliaries are retained locally to provide for veteran services and welfare.  Buddy Poppy proceeds represent no profit to any VFW unit and all money contributed by the public for Buddy Poppies is used in the cause of veterans welfare, or for the well-being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans.

Would you be so kind to set aside a couple hours to help?  If so, we would love to have you join.  You may sign up through our link here, or contact us via email.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

This is a great way to meet new people and become familiar with the Collinsville VFW Post 5691 and see all the great things we do!

To read the full story behind the Buddy Poppy program click here…  we encourage you to watch the videos of the Veterans making the Poppies.

VFW Member Picnic – October 1, 2016

Save the date… VFW Annual Member Picnic!

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Where: Collinsville VFW Post 5691, 1234 Vandalia Street, Collinsville IL 62234
When: October 1, 2016  Noon – 4:00PM
Why: To honor and celebrate our members and to have fun and make new friends!

Post Members are encouraged to sell raffle tickets to help offset the cost of food from the picnic.

Please note:  There will be no carry-outs allowed. If you would like to make arrangements to take a meal to a Post member who is a shut-in, please make prior arrangements to do so. This can be done by contacting the VFW.

Music Trivia Night supporting Webb family adoption – September 30

Music Trivia Night

Bring your listening skills!  All Questions are Music! Laugh and sing all night long!

Friday, September 30 @ 7PM

Collinsville VFW
1234 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234

  • Tables of 1- @ $200/Table – Paid in Advance
  • Email to reserve a table
  • 50/50, silent auction, heads/tails, food provided and cash bar

Live auction for a week vacation at Anna Maria Island, FL

Music Trivia Night by DJ Big Papa G.

All proceeds help support the Webb Family (Troy, IL) on their journey to adopt a son from China.

 

Back again! World Powerhouse Wrestling – Oct 8, 2016

wrestling-bellWorld Powerhouse Wrestling comes back to the Collinsville VFW!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Opens at 6PM, bell time at 7PM

For Tickets Call 618-344-7195

Advance Tickets are $10 for adults, Kids tickets ALWAYS $6..

Tickets on the Day of the Show are $12 for Adults and $6 for Kids…

Featuring:  Steele, Ivan, Knyght, Wapo & Sniper and More!

For more information…

 

 

Quarter Auction Benefiting 10U Black Widows Softball – Thursday, October 13

black-widows-logoQuarter Auction Benefiting 10U Black Widows Softball

Please join us on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia Street (Hwy 159).

Doors open at 6:00PM  Auction will start at 7:00PM

$5.00 per bid Paddle (you will need Quarters to bid) $20 All-in Paddles

Win New & Discontinued Items to be auctioned for 1 to 4 Quarters. From Direct Sales Vendors, Crafters and local Businesses.

50/50 tickets will be sold throughout the evening!  2-Shopping Spree Raffles and Shop/Book with Vendors Drawing.

NO OUTSIDE DRINKS ALLOWED!!!

For more information contact Dee @ 618-741-9893 or Pam @ 618-667-2589
Advance All-In Paddles Call Jamie @ 618-781-0408

Print and Bring This Flyer with you to be entered into a special drawing!

What Is a Quarter Auction and How Does It Work?

A quarter auction is part raffle, part auction, part fundraiser and also a direct sales party. It works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you will be given a numbered paddle for a donation. This paddle will have a corresponding numbered chip which will be put into the drawing basket. A few minutes before the auction begins, you’ll be able to purchase a second paddle for a donation, if you wish.

The direct sales vendors will have items up for “auction”. These items will be on display for about an hour after the doors open – you can see what will be up for auction and decide which items you’re interested in.

Once the auction begins, the announcer or one of the helpers will hold up the item that’s up for bid and will announce whether the item is a “one quarter” or “two quarter” bid. If you’re interested in bidding, you’ll put one or two quarters (whatever was announced) for EACH paddle you intend to bid with. So if you have two paddles, want to bid with both to double your chances, and the item is a “one quarter” bid, you’ll put .50 in the bucket and raise your paddle(s). If you have two paddles and decide to only bid with one, you only pay .25 BUT you MUST choose only one numbered paddle to bid with. A worker will be walking from table to table with a bucket to collect bids. The announcer will then draw a number to find a winner. If they draw your number and you had bid on the item, hooray! You just won an awesome item at a great price! If they draw your number and you did NOT bid, just call out “no bid!” and they’ll continue to draw numbers until they find a winner.

There may be various raffles and cash and carry items available through the evening – the announcer and workers will help explain how those work.

Be sure to bring quarters, but if you forget or run out, there will be rolls of quarters available for purchase at the event.

If it all sounds complicated, relax. Everything will be explained again once you get to the auction, and you’ll catch on in no time and you’ll love it!

Quarter Auction Benefitting CHS Dance Team – Friday, October 14

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Quarter Auction Fundraiser
Friday October 14th
Doors Open @ 6:00PM

50/50
Lottery Tree
Many more raffles/games throughout the evening!!

$20.00 All-in-Paddles
or 3 For $50.00
$5.00 BID Paddles

Collinsville VFW
1234 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234

For More Information Contact: Casey Riley 618-410-4606 Or Cindy Hedger 618-410-4795

Numerous direct sales vendors, local businesses and crafters will be on hand offering specials to attendees!!!

  • New & discontinued items will be auctioned for 1 – 4 quarters!!
  • Spend $50 with vendors and be entered into a special prize drawing!!
  • Book a party with any of the Vendors get 2 Entries into the special drawing!!
  • Food and Drinks will be available for purchase. **NO OUTSIDE DRINKS may be brought into the VFW but snacks are welcome.  Thank you!

Please come support the CHS Dance Team!!!

Glo Bingo Benefiting the Collinsville VFW – October 21

glo bingo_logoGlo Bingo Benefiting the Collinsville VFW Post 5691

Friday, October 21, 2016

Doors Open at 6, Bingo starts at 7:30PM.

VFW
1234 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234

$20 per person in advance or $25 at the door.  Includes 6 Bingo cards, glow hat and glow dabber.  $5 per additional 6 Bingo cards.

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For tickets go to VFW or call us at 618-344-7195

Please no outside drinks, but snacks are welcome!

Must be 18 or Older to Attend!

Quarter Auction Benefiting Toys for Tots – November 10, 2016

toys-for-tots-logoQuarter Auction Benefiting Toys for Tots

Please join us on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia Street (Hwy 159).

Doors open at 6:00PM  Auction will start at 7:00PM

$5.00 per bid Paddle OR a NEW Unwrapped Toy! (you will need Quarters to bid)

Win New & Discontinued Items to be auctioned for 1 to 4 Quarters. From Direct Sales Vendors, Crafters and local Businesses.

50/50 tickets will be sold throughout the evening!  2-Shopping Spree Raffles and Shop/Book with Vendors and you will be entered into a drawing.

PLEASE NO OUTSIDE DRINKS!!!

Dinner is available for $5 a plate.  DELICIOUS FOOD!

For more information contact Dee @ 618-741-9893 or Pam @ 618-667-2589

To print flyer for a special drawing!