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Backus American Legion Auxiliary Annual Cornfest 2024 Raffle!

The Backus American Legion Auxiliary is holding their Annual Cornfest Raffle.  The Auxiliary has received amazing donations from local businesses this year, and tickets are only $1.00 each.  Tickets are sold at the Backus Legion and at Willard's Saloon and Eatery. The drawing will be held on Sunday, August 11th at 5:30pm at the Backus Legion.

The profits from this raffle go back into the community for veterans, food shelves, scholarships for graduating Seniors, holiday parties for the local kids and more.  Please show your support for these worthy causes by donating to our raffle, with the opportunity to win prizes as outlined below!

-Godfrey's Grocery & Hardware, 11' x 11' Gazebo w/awning (value $429.00)

-$300.00 Prososki All Care Service Gift Certificate

-$250.00 Schrupp Excavating Product or Services Gift Certificate

-$250.00 Backus Legion Auxiliary Gift Certificate (for Schrupp product or services)

-$75.00 Willards Sweatshirts Gift Certificate

-$50.00 Backus Locker Gift Certificate

-$25.00 Hwy. 371 Liquor Locker Gift Certificate

-Backus American Legion Auxiliary Breakfasts (Value $20)

Winner need not be present to win, and those that win will be posted on this website.  Must be 18 to enter

At the Backus American Legion we are raising funds and promoting initiatives to support Veterans and to enhance the well-being of their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

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Ways We Help and Have Fun!

The Backus American Legion is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do within our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at fulfilling service and social agendas that help solve some of our areas challenges. We strive to create opportunities for individuals and communities, and have fun in doing so.

The Backus American Legion presented a donation to a local veteran who required assistance in completing the construction of a cabin that was donated to him. This cabin has been renovated and placed on the veteran's property, allowing him to move out of a small RV that he has been residing in.

Commander Brad Taylor presenting a $6,000.00 donation to Mike Shetka the Coach of the PR-B Robotics Team that took First place in the 2023 Babbit Competition!

Backus Legion donates to the Pine River and Hackensack Food Shelfs each year. This donation was presented by Commander Brad Taylor and 1st Vice Commander Bobbi Taylor to the Pine River Food Shelf

The Legion providing a donation to the American Legion Riders for their support of the MN American Legion Legacy Run that collects funds to help children of deceased or disabled Veterans. The funds pay for their childrens college education.

Regular Scheduled Events

Open Daily at Noon

Happy Hour / Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm

Friday Meat Raffle - 5:30pm

Saturday Meat Raffle - 6:30pm

Bar Bingo / Tuesdays / 6pm

E-Bingo (see calendar)

Pull Tabs and E-Tabs Always Available

Progressive Jackpot Trivia, Wed, 7pm

Dances (see calendar)


4th Monday of each Month

Legion Post Membership, Auxiliary & SAL at 7pm

(No SAL/ALA meetings in December)

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