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.

41st Annual St. Louis Gateway Postcard Annual Show – Sept 2-3

41st Annual St. Louis Gateway Postcard Annual Show

September 2-3, 2016

Friday: Club Members 9 AM-6 PM. Public 10 AM-6 PM.
Saturday: 9 AM-4 PM.

25 dealers with approx. one million postcards

Free Parking
Free Appraisals
Food available on site

Drawings for $10 shopping vouchers.

web postcard 12Whether you collect picture postcards from your vacations or home town or have albums of rare postcards from all over the world, or you have an accumulation of postcards that you would like to sell or have appraised, you will want to drop in at this fantastic show.

The premiere collecting event is sponsored by the St. Louis web postcard 22Gateway Post Card Club, which meets monthly in Kirkwood, MO. the show is one of the two largest shows of its type in the St. Louis area and admission is free.

For information by email Tom Snyder or by phone: (618) 531-4189

VFW Post 5691 Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Sep. 4, 2016

Date: September 4, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM4:00 PM CDT

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  • Music – 50/50 Drawing – Drinks – Goodie Bags – Food – Attendance Prizes
  • $15.OO Entry fee per vehicle
  • Registration will be 8:30 till noon.  Judging will begin at noon
  • Award presentation will begin at 4:00pm
  • For a list of classes prior to the show, stop by the VFW
  • First, second and third place trophies awarded for each class.
  • Dash plaques provided for the first 100 participants
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Kahokian Memorial Post 5691 Men’s Auxiliary
1234 Vandalia, Collinsville, IL  62234
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Awards presented at 4:00 pm
Contact Information:

Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial Sep. 7-11, 2016

Save the Date!

The traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial is coming back to Troy, IL, in September 2016. The Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, it stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end.Traveling Vietnam Wall

This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.

September 7-11, 2016

Arrival on September 7, 2016, with escort by Patriot Guard
Set-Up by volunteers on Thursday, September 8, 2016
Viewing on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, September 9-11, 2016

Bradley Smith Memorial Run & Chamber Fall Fest:
Saturday, September 10, 2016

For more information or to get involved as a volunteer, call Jean Myers at the City of Troy at 618-667-1040.

Sponsored by the Troy VFW Post 976 & the City of Troy


Friday, September 9, 2016 – 7:00PM Opening Ceremony
Friday, September 9, 2016 – 9:00PM Candlelight Ceremony
Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 7:00PM Hero Ceremony
Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 1:00PM Closing Ceremony


Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall
War Dogs Memorial Wall
Patriot Guard Moving Wall for Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts
Vietnam Huey Helicopter – The Sound of Hope
MIA/POW Hot Air Balloons – Freedom Flight
K-9 Memorial Wall
Agent Orange Quilt of Tears
Vietnam Memorabilia – Thru the eyes of John Hosier
50 State Flags

The Wall will be open for public viewing 24/7 from Friday at 9:00AM through Sunday at 3:00PM.

For more information http://www.travelingwall.us/

Quarter Auction Benefiting Sweet Celebration – September 8, 2016

Quarter Auction Benefiting Sweet Celebration

Sweet Celebrations Mission:  To enrich the lives of children and teens experiencing homelessness by providing personalized birthday celebrations.

Please join us on Thursday, September 8, 2016 Sweet Celebration Logo
Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia Street (Hwy 159).

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

$1.00 per bid Paddle (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.


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

For more information contact Dee @ 618-741-9893

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

Trivia Night – SIUE School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP – September 9

Why stay at home alone and play Trivia Crack, when you can defeat peers and strangers face to face with abundant useless knowledge?

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  • Friday September 9, 2016
    Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia St. (IL 159), Collinsville, IL
  • Doors open at 6:00
  • Silent Auction begins at 6:30 and goes until Round 7
  • Trivia Competition begins at 7:00
  • Participants may bring their own table snacks

Teams of 6‐8 are welcome! $120 per table

Hope to see past graduates and family members attend. Open to the public!!!

If you cannot play but would like to donate as a round sponsor, please contact Jessica Kerr

Reserve your table ahead of time by contacting Jessica Kerr or Sonja Bromann or mail a check to:

ATTN: Student Advisor/TRIVIA
200 University Park Drive, Suite 220
Edwardsville, IL 62025

If payment is made in advance we will be able to reserve your table. If you do not show up for this event, we are not able to reimburse you. A receipt may be given upon request.

All proceeds will help families during the holiday season, fund ASP scholarships,
patient care projects, community patient education, and allow travel to regional and national APhA‐ASP meetings.

CMS Dance Team – Quarter Auction Fundraiser – September 15, 2016

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Quarter Auction Fundraiser
Thursday September 15th
Doors Open @ 6:00pm

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 Tatum Darr 618-514-1005

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 CMS Dance Team!!!

Collinsville Hometown Heroes Dedication Ceremony – September 24

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Honoring our past and present Collinsville veterans

Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 10:00AM
Location: St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on E Johnson Street
207 Vandalia St. Collinsville, IL

Any questions please call Pat Reitz @ 619-346-7890

Free free to bring your lawn chairs, parking is limited.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors.  Your submission photos will also be available for pick up at this time.



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.


VFW Member Picnic – October 1, 2016

Save the date… VFW Annual Member Picnic!


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.

Glo Bingo Benefiting the Collinsville VFW – October 21

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Friday, October 21, 2016

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

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!