Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326 - 20 N. First St. Grand Haven, MI 49417 - (616) 842-6210

On Saturday, March 8 th , Sgt. Alvin Jonker VFW Post 2326 held their 5 th Annual Soup & Slider Fest. Five local restaurants (Jack’s at the Holiday Inn, Lucy’s Market & Deli, Stable Inn, Top Butcher Shoppe and Village Baker) were competing for the Judges Choice and People’s Choice best soup and the best slider. Stable Inn was the big winner taking first place in three of the four categories, People’s Choice Best Soup, People’s Choice Best Slider and Judges Choice Best Slider. Jack’s at the Holiday Inn took home the Judges Choice Best Soup first place award.

The winners in the following categories are:

People’s Choice – Best Soup
1 st – Stable Inn with their chicken enchilada soup
2 nd – Village Baker with their mulligatawny soup
3 rd – Lucy’s Market & Deli with their split pea soup

People’s Choice – Best Slider
1 st - Stable Inn with their smoked brisket slider
2 nd – Village Baker with their pulled chicken slider
3 rd – Top Butcher Shoppe with their pulled chicken slider

Judges Choice – Best Soup
1 st - Jack’s at the Holiday Inn with their broccoli cheese soup
2 nd - Lucy’s Market & Deli with their split pea soup
3 rd - Village Baker with their mulligatawny soup

Judges Choice – Best Slider
1 st - Stable Inn with their smoked brisket slider
2 nd - Jack’s at the Holiday Inn with their reuben slider
3 rd - Village Baker with their pulled chicken slider

Pictures to come

Here are some pictures of the different events from 2013.

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Camp Trotter is VFW based camp in Newaygo Michigan, the VFW auxiliary sends 2 children to spend a week at camp. Looking for 2 children 10-12 years old, Camp is scheduled for four weeks in July, they choose which week works for them. Camp Trotter is located on Bill’s Lake in Newaygo County. Camp Trotter is a resident camp for girls and boys. Your child would be enjoying lots of outdoor activities. Swimming, archery, mountain biking, overnight campouts and campfires to name a few. The staff ratio is 1 counselor to 10 campers. Staff nurse on duty 24/7 and certified lifeguards on duty.

Contact Judi Henshaw as soon as possible for application @ 616-842-8318

“The May 2013 newsletter will be the last newsletter that will be mailed out. In an effort to lower our Post’s expenses and save a few trees we want to send out the newsletter via email.  For those individuals that do not have an email address the newsletter will be available at the Post.  If you would like to get our newsletter via email please email John Siemion at with “Newsletter” in the subject line.

The plan is to have a monthly calendar that will be sent out via email and copies available at the Post for those individuals that do not have email.  If there are important updates to the calendar, it would be emailed out as needed with copies available at the Post for pickup. The newsletter portion would go from monthly to quarterly and emailed out just like the calendar with copies available at the Post for pickup.”

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