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Holiday Isles VFW Post 4256

We’re located at 12901 Gulf Boulevard in Madeira Beach, Florida 33708 right in front of John’s Pass  — phone: 727-397-3767

BIG JOHN’S KITCHEN

OPEN 7 DAYS/WEEK for LUNCH & DINNER plus BREAKFAST on SUNDAYS.  Big John’s menu changes daily with all entrees made fresh with fresh ingredients.

Friday SPECIAL:  Lobster $13.95; Prime Rib $13.95;  Snow Crab $19.95 … Call B ig John (727-851-1452)  NLT than Thursday to reserve any of the above dinners.      

We are presently in the process of changing our post to a NON-SMOKING facility.

We have secured permits & work will start soon to create an outside smoking area for our valued members, which, when that is complete, we will be a smoke-free facility.

In the meantime, our beautiful, remodeled Banquet Room, which is adjacent to our kitchen, is a smoke-free space and available to dine in when not in use for an event (which is just about always available).

Check back to this site for updates on our transition.

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RENEW YOUR  MEMBERSHIP ONLINE

NO LOGIN REQUIRED & EASY

To renew (or upgrade to Life Member – recommended), just CLICK on the below screenshot (takes you to National VFW website renewal page), then enter your VFW Membership Number and Name and click “GO” to get started (No Login Required):


Check out our daily updates, event announcements & photos

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 REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY EVENTS:

ALSO SEE OUR WEEKLY EVENTS IN “BIVOUAC” MAGAZINE

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS …

JANUARY

Wednesday, 1/ 16, 5:30pm: House Committee Meeting (Banquet Room)

Saturday, 1/19, 10am: VFW & Auxiliary members MEETING (Main Hall)

 

FEBRUARY

Sunday, 2/3, 10am – 4pm:  “Bling It On” Valentine Jewelry Party (Main Hall)  (% of proceeds donated to post)

Sunday,  2/3, SUPER BOWL PARTY (kick-off 6:30 pm; Big John’s Kitchen 9am – LATE pm; Super Bowl menu 4pm – LATE pm)

Thursday, 2/14, VALENTINE’S DAY COUPLES DINNER SPECIAL. TBA info this website

Saturday, 2/16, 10am:  VFW & Auxiliary members MEETING (Main Hall)

Monday, 2/18, 6pm: ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY (students’ Patriot Pen winners, recognizing top local first responders)

 


 

MONTHLY MEETINGS held at Post 4256

(CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ORGANIZATIONS’ WEBSITES)

 

 


PRESS RELEASES

 

12/7/2018: 100 Y/O PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR LEADS REMEMBRANCE (FYI: OUR OWN POST’S MEMBER)

PDF: Pearl Harbor Ceremony – Dec 7, 2018

(l-r):  John Kieffer; Ron Mills, Mel Smith (seated); Michael Richardson (color guard); photo credit: Wayne Wemken

Click on photo below for FOX 13 Video and article of the event:

10/20/2018:  IRAQ WAR VET REACHES OUT TO STRUGGLING VETERANS

PDF: IRAQ WAR VETERAN REACHES OUT TO STRUGGLING VETERANS

VFW 4256 member, Tice Ridley (right), speaks with a US Navy veteran, at “One Community Now Stand Down” held in Pasco County weekend of 10/20/2018

 

10/6/2018:  VETERANS’ GROUP OFFERS BBQ TO BAY PINES VA PATIENTS 

PDF: Cooties BBQ @ Bay Pines VA

L-R:  John Barber, Michael Richardson, Jack Lahti, Randy Reece, Gary Goddard, Robert McKinley, Kenneth Thie  

9/13/2018, Beach Beacon:

8/15/2018: BOAT PARADE ORGANIZER ASKS VFW FOR WWII VETS

PDF:  2018 — 8-15 BOAT PARADE

House Committee members meet with Boat Parade organizer Pam Rasmussen

L-R:  Don Daviau, Rasmussen, John Kieffer, Brian Rogers, John Douthirt, Ron Mills

 

5/26/2018: PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR & WWII VETERAN TURNS 100

PDF: 2018 — 5-26 VFW CELEBRATES 100 YO MEMBER MEL SMITH w photo

Photo courtesy Jodie Snyder

 

3/5/2018: VFW RECOGNIZES TOP STUDENTS, TEACHERS, FIRST RESPONDERS

PDF:  http://myvfw.org/fl/post4256/files/2018/03/2018-3-5-Awards-Ceremony.pdf

12/7/2017: SURVIVOR ATTENDS VFW PEARL HARBOR CEREMONY PDF:   https://tinyurl.com/2017-Pearl-Harbor-Ceremony

9/4/2017:  VFW OPEN HOUSE REACHES OUT TO VETERANS AND FAMILIES

PDF:    http://tinyurl.com/LaborDay2017-OpenHouse

5/272017: MADEIRIA BEACH VFW HOLDS POPPY DRIVE TO SUPPORT VETERANS’ CHARITIES; PDF: http://tinyurl.com/4256-Poppy-Drive

5/23/2017: VFW POST CELEBRATES 99 Y/O WWII VETERAN & BAY PINES VA VOLUNTEER (Mel Smith); PDF link: http://tinyurl.com/MEL-SMITH-BIRTHDAY

5/2/2017:   VFW HONORS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PUBLIC SERVANTS; PDF link: http://tinyurl.com/5-2-2017-Awards-Ceremony

 

 More photos at our Twitter Media Page: https://twitter.com/VFW_4256/media

 

1/26/2017:  VFW AUXILIARY RAISES FUNDS FOR VFW DESTROYED BY FIRE; PDF link:

 http://tinyurl.com/4256-FUNDRAISER-for-10094 

12/29/2016:  Local Merchants help VFW Donate to Veterans’ Orgs; PDF link:  http://tinyurl.com/VFW-Xmas-Raffle-Donation

12/7/2016: Post Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony; PDF link:  http://tinyurl.com/vfw-4256-Pearl-Harbor-Day

 

(unless otherwise credited, all press releases and photos posted on this website are COPYRIGHT, VFW POST 4256 and/or JOHN KIEFFER, 2016, 2017, 2018)

 


 

Our post’s hall, located at beautiful Johns Pass in Madeira Beach, is available for meetings, celebrations, receptions and other functions. Also, if required, our professional kitchen staff can provide a range of dining and refreshment options. Additionally, choosing us for your event supports our VFW mission assisting our veterans and their families.

For info, stop in or call 727-397-3767

Below are some photos of recent events:

Baby Shower:

Weddings:

 

 


 


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Commander Ronald Mills

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