American Legion Post 347

"The Largest Post in the World" 



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Tuesday night Menu will be Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, County Gravy, Corn, and Roll all for only $8.00


9/22 Memorial for Bob McDonald, 1 pm-4pm

9/24 Johnny Rae in the Hall 5PM-8PM Dance to the latest Country, Rock and Roll and Oldie Goldies.

9/25 SAL Grab Races 5PM

9/29 Legion Golf Tournament to raise money for Children Organ Transplant Association (COTA)

9/30 Flightless Honor Flight 8:30 AM - 11 AM


Post is Open and ready for our Veterans

We survived Hurricane Irma and opened back up Tuesday and we wanted to say thanks to the Tuesday night dinner Volunteers and the special help provided by Restaurant Manager Paul and Assistant Mgr Joyce Varrone for getting all the food options ready on such short notice.  Thanks also to Past Commander Tim Tierney and 1st Vice Commander Ellen Tierney, Post Commander Al Varrone and Joyce Varrone, David, Phylis, Mike and Carolyn.  This team served up 183 meals in 2 hours. 

We also want to think all those who helped getting the Lounge and Hall setup for another busy Tuesday night.  Lounge Manager Eddie and his staff of bartenders and volunters from the House Committee were all very helpful in making the night go well. 

Don't forget our monthly meeting Wednesday (today) at 630PM with Pizza and beverages available before the meeting starts. 

Thanks to all.  Commander Varrone


Hurricane Announcement

Quote from Post Commander Al Varrone, "Post 347 will close immediately after we receive announcement from Governor that Lake County has been placed under Hurricane Warning Status. Only essential personnel will be allowed into the Post."

Post 347 isn't rated to be a Hurricane Shelter, noone will be allowed to be in the Post during Hurricane Warnings.

Commander Varrone said the Post will reopen as soon as it can be opened safely for all concerned. 

Any updates will be posted on the website or you can call the office 352-750-2099.

Be Safe Out There!!!!


Saturday Morning Breakfasts are returning starting Oct 14th.  Still a great breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes (blueberry or regular), Sausage and/or Bacon, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, OJ and Coffee for the same great price of $6 each. Please no sharing.

Breakfast will be held the second Saturday of each month through April.


2017 National Convention

Post 347 is represented at the National Convention by Past Commander Tim Tierney, 1st Vice Commander Ellen Tierney, Honor Guard Commander, Joan Suelter


Commander Al Varrone presented Mr. George Fluger with a certificate recognizing his 65 years as a Member of American Legion

July 4th 2017

Members Appreciation Luncheon


1st Vice Commander Ellen Tierney and our every present Door Guardian Robert, greated our members and their guest at the Post for the 2017 Members Appreciation Luncheon.  All current members were allowed to eat free complements of Post 347.

Commander Al Varrone, Joyce Varrone and Carol Pirone-Udell serve the members and their guest on July 4th.  Thanks to all our Members.


July 1, 2017

New Officers take over their American Legion Post 347 positions July 1st, 2017. 

 Commander, Al Varrone, the previous Post 1st Vice Commander, is taking over the reigns from Tim Tierney who has been serving as Post commander 3 of the last 4 years.  Commander Varrone stated that he was honored to serve the Veterans of Post 347,"The Largest Post in the World". Post 347 has over 6000 members.

Commander Varrone said that running a Post this large will be a learning experience that he is excited to begin.  He also stated that he was very appreciative of all the assistance Commander Tierney has provided to get him ready to take on this position.  Our Post is run by Veterans who are willing to volunteer their time and efforts to make sure we have one of the best Post in Florida.


Official Induction Dinner will be Saturday, July 8th, 2017.



The Post was well represented at the 19th Annual Sumter County Sheriff's Golf Tournament, Saturday at Tierra Del Sol golf course in The Villages. Commander Tim Tierney, Adjunct Mike Siedel, Member at Large Ron Monat, Historian Mike Horn are all pictured with Sheriff Bill Farmer. 
19th Annual Sheriff Bill Farmer Golf Tournament-Contributes to the Youth of Sumter County sports, scholarships, community projects etc. See Sumter County Sheriff website for more information


Your Post needs you! We will train legionnaires for Honor Guard, Bingo, office work, and general maintenance. Call the Post NOW and get involved.


Saturday Night at the Races was the highlights for the weekend at Post 347. Over 190 tickets sold for the event.  Great time was had by all who came out.
Volunteers providing all the Race Fans with Hot Dogs and Chips to help them keep their energy up.
Members of our Post, Sons and Aux were on hand to help with the fun Night at the Races.
Post Staff were on hand to provide beverages for all the Race Attendees.  Julie, Edna, JC and Ellen. 
Also Saturday Night Trivia was going on in the Lounge.  Knowledge around the room. 




Next Post Meeting is July 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Come early to network with our Legionnaires.
Executive Committee Meeting will be July 6th. 


CRUISE for 7 nights to the Eastern Caribbean from Dec 2nd to Dec 9th 2017 on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. (Stops at Philipsburg St. Martin, San Juan Puerto Rico and Ladadee Haiti).  This is a Post Fundraiser based on number of rooms sold.  Included with cruise is all taxes, fees, and shuttle service to Cruise Port (with parking at Post for entire time).  Bus will pick us up and return us to Post at end of Cruise.  In addition package will include a Cocktail Party and $75.00 onboard credit.  Various rooms are still available.  Cruise registration handled through Yankee Trails Travel at Sabal Plaza on CR 466. 

For information contact Julie at 352-633-4643 or Sheldon at Post 347 at 352-446-9246.