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

Sgt. Alvin Jonker
VFW Post 2326 9th Annual Rib Fest

Friday, May 23, 2014 Kick Off Party

3:00 PM Bar opens
5:00 PM Burgers, brats and hot dogs available for purchase
5:30 PM– 11:45 PM Live music

Saturday, May 24, 2014


9:00 AM Bar Opens
11:00 AM Start serving ribs
12:00 PM Burgers, brats and hot dogs available for purchase
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Live music
12:30 - 1:30 PM Hog calling contest registration
2:00 PM Hog calling contest - 1st Place $100.00, 2nd Place $50 and 3rd Place $25
4:00 PM Rib judging begins
4:00 PM - 11:45 PM Live Music


Proceeds benefit the Ward-Goff Scholarship Fund, Local VFW Charities and the Grand Rapids Veterans Home

Sgt. Alvin Jonker VFW 2326
Soup and Slider Results

On Saturday, March 8th, Sgt. Alvin Jonker VFW Post 2326 held their 5th 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.

People’s Choice – Best Soup

                1st – Stable Inn with their chicken enchilada soup

                2nd – Village Baker with their mulligatawny soup

                3rd – Lucy’s Market & Deli with their split pea soup


People’s Choice – Best Slider

                1st - Stable Inn with their smoked brisket slider

                2nd – Village Baker with their pulled chicken slider

                3rd – Top Butcher Shoppe with their pulled chicken slider


Judges Choice – Best Soup

                1st - Jack’s at the Holiday Inn with their broccoli cheese soup

                2nd - Lucy’s Market & Deli with their split pea soup

                3rd - Village Baker with their mulligatawny soup


Judges Choice – Best Slider

                1st - Stable Inn with their smoked brisket slider

                2nd - Jack’s at the Holiday Inn with their reuben slider

                3rd - Village Baker with their pulled chicken slider


Here are some pictures of the different events from 2013.

Memorial Day
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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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