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Elvis impersonator replacing VFW bugle

The Veterans of Foreign Wars ceremonial bugle that was stolen in an early-morning car break-in on Memorial Day is being replaced by “Elvis” impersonator Jim Anderson, according to Kitty Walker of the Manteca American Legion Post.

Walker said Legion Commander Bob Gonzales received a phone call from Anderson who said he had heard the American Legion had lost its bugle in a car burglary – saying he wanted to replace the horn that was to have been used at the East Union Cemetery at 10 a.m. during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremonies

She explained that it was not the property of the Legion but rather that of the VFW post.  He repeated that he wanted to replace it for the VFW and would buy another for the American Legion to use in their future ceremonies.  The electronic bugles come with a chip that will play several patriotic songs that anyone can play in a ceremonial formation.

Upcoming VFW

fundraisers set

The VFW Post 6311 is now planning its Third Annual Taco Dinner Night to be held at the Manteca Senior Center on July 14 featuring Native American dancers, native American artifacts, raffles and door prizes.  The dinner and show are scheduled for 6 p.m. with a no-host bar followed by the dinner and show at 7 with a cost of $20 with a special thanks to the Three Rivers Indian Lodge.

Jup McLeod will emcee the show having performed native American dances all his life as a member of the Kings Canyon Mono Indian Tribe.  McLeod will present his special dance at the end of the show.

For tickets and information call Jim Walker at 629-0109, the VFW at 823-8700 or Kitty Walker at 815-3768.

The VFW has three other opportunities for the public to enjoy their hospitality with Taco Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday lunches at $5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and its Friday morning breakfasts from 8 until 10 a.m. at their Moffat Boulevard location.

To contact Glenn Kahl, email