SAN ANTONIO – Fred Brock American Post 828, located on the city’s East Side, hosted its annual Junior Non-commissioned Officers Reception at the post Nov. 5.
This year’s event was presented by the Prince Hall Shriners of Moussa Temple No. 106 and was one of many activities conducted during the 51st anniversary of Celebrate America’s Military.
“Post 828 is proud to be able to host the reception,” said Post 828 Commander Al Alford. “The event provided a great opportunity for our members and the community at large to spend some time with our junior soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen and Coast Guardsmen. We appreciate all who took the time to attend and honor them.”
During the event, guests were treated to complimentary BBQ pork chops, Kiolbassa sausages, chips and drinks.
District 20 Commander John Hafner, joined by his wife, attended the reception and presented sponsors with certificates of appreciation.
“Without the support of our sponsors, we would not be able to host the event,” said Alford. “Due to COVID, soliciting for support has been challenging, but because of our great sponsors, we have been able to bring the event to the East Side for a second year.”
Post 828 thanks the following sponsors: (Presenting) Moussa Temple No. 106, (Silver) USAA, (Bronze) First Command, Alamo Council of the U.S. Navy League, Noble Gentlemen of San Antonio, Claude W. Black Center Advisory Board, Montoya S. Rover Foundation, Silver Eagle Beverages, Kiolbassa Smoked Meats, and Coca-Cola Southwest Texas Beverages.
Special thanks to post executive committee members Jerry Farmer and David Paris, Auxiliary members Cora Clay, Anne Ross-Hinton, bar manager Sara Kemper and Pam Roundtree who volunteered to make the event successful.