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MDAA - METRO CHAPTER BANQUET MARCH 14th, 2009

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METRO CHAPTER BANQUET MARCH 14th, 2009

CHAMPLIN AMERICAN LEGION

HIWAY 169 CHAMPLIN, MN

SOCIAL HOURS 4:00 TO 6:30 PM

DINNER 6:30 PM

PRIZE DRAWINGS FROM 6:30 ON TILL THEY ARE ALL GONE.

LOTS OF PRIZES FOR EVERYONE.

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I'd like to go, but I'll be flying back from Florida that evening. Life is soooo rough. grin

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I looking forward to it-can I bring my 9 year old son if he is a member? We havent signed up yet but I will sending the application out tonight. Sounds like fun.

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I looking forward to it-can I bring my 9 year old son if he is a member? We havent signed up yet but I will sending the application out tonight. Sounds like fun.

9 year old is no problem.

This big guy won a spear last year.

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Originally Posted By: yopaulypinkfloyd
can anyone go?

Yep..

Bring an extra $10 and become a member.

blushblushblush

Woops!!

I got my paperwork today for the Banquet.

And there it is in big bold letters.

All adults must be members to attend.

You also need to send in your dinner reservations asap.

So it looks like you have to be a member before you get to the banquet pauly.

The membership is $10 for a year and the banquet ticket is $15.

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grin

Sent in the application for my son and I on Friday-he is looking forward to going.

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I'll be there. If you haven't sent in an invite there is no sign up at the door. Last year the food ran short.

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I might go, can I sign up when I get there?

I may have an extra ticket.

I will know Sat morning.

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I believe that Merkman's mother won an underwater camera. I thought that's what we cut a larger hole for!

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yep merks mom won a camera and my wife won a ladies watch.

This banquet was a really great time and my wife and I met a lot of really great people and laughter was pretty much non stop. The meal was exellent also and man did they give away alot of prizes. I would highly recomend that if your not a member you should become one.

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My son had a great time-they give away prices to all of the kids under 16. We need to get the kids involved to keep this sport going. Dinner was good and there were a lot of great prices. I finally got to meet the infamous (I mean famous) Merkman. It was good to see Elwood also, I really thought I had the winning ticket for the fish house-maybe next year Good to see you guys won some prices-my son took home a Crossman BB gun and was just tickled, was asking when the next one was

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