11/23/2018 12:22:00 PM Backus Legion to host Christmas and holiday events
The Backus American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion will host several Christmas and holiday events for children and adults during the upcoming season.
The post's annual Christmas and Customer Appreciation Party will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1. It will include complimentary food and door prizes, a 10-round, 50-package ham raffle and the post's Usual Suspects Comedy Theater production of Christmas on Christmas Island based on a popular song recorded in 1946 by the Guy Lombardo orchestra together with Minnesota's Andrews Sisters. The comedy show is at 5:30 p.m. with a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus following that at about 6 p.m.
The evening will conclude with free cash and customer drawings at 9 p.m.
The Auxiliary Kid's Christmas Party for children age 10 and under is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15. It includes goodie bags, a gift project, a visit from Santa Claus and a complimentary lunch.
The post is participating in the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce's Giving Tree program providing gifts for needy area children. Gift requests will be available at the Legion starting Nov. 27. Gifts should be returned to the Legion by Dec. 10 for distribution to families by the chamber on Dec. 14.
On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, the clubrooms will be open from noon to 4 p.m., serving complimentary Tom & Jerries and hors d'oeuvres.
The post' s annual Early New Year's Eve Party, Rio in Backus, includes a dinner dance with the Frankie Lamb Band playing classic country, pop, old time and swing from 5:30-9:30 p.m. An Auld Lang Syne Early New Year's toast at 9 p.m. includes complimentary champagne.
Dinner is a grilled shrimp and barbecued ribs combo with a salad, baked potato, roll and dessert for $13, including gratuity, served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The lounge appetizer and pizza menu will also be available, and the club will remain open until closing after the dinner dance with digital music.
Information on Legion holiday and other events is available at backuslegion.com.