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American Legion: USS Tampa Post No 5

3810 W Kennedy Blvd · Tampa, FL

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Follow the smell of hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill!

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Since 2013, the Tampa 9/12 has celebrated our American Independence by bringing the classic All-American summer picnic indoors (to avoid the Florida heat, humidity, thunderstorms, and insectivorous attacks!) Red and white checkered table cloths, hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, macaroni and potato salad, baked beans, lemonade, ice tea, a galvanized tub of ice-cold Coca-Cola (in glass bottles!), desserts of all sorts, and watermelon on the rind will all be on hand.

Again this year, we are pleased to announce that Mr. Thomas Jefferson will attend our picnic. I believe he intends to talk a bit about The Declaration - its meaning and providing us some historical notes - as well as giving us his traditional recitation of the document.

And to finish-off the afternoon, we will again have our indoor "fireworks" display that you won't want to miss!

This is a FREE event, and the Tampa 9/12 will provide the hotdogs, hamburgers, and drinks. But if everyone could bring a side dish, be it baked beans, potato/macaroni/green salad, potato chips, dessert of any sort... you know the drill.

ONE CHANGE FOR THIS YEAR: We have something special planned, and will be asking for a $5 donation by each adult in attendance, in exchange for 5 "gold" coins. Use of the coins during the afternoon will be fun and educational!

So gather-up the kids, grand-kids, friends, and neighbors... join us on Independence Day to celebrate the birth of a truly great Nation with good food and good friends... without the heat, humidity, and thunderstorms.

Please RSVP ASAP so we'll have enough burgers, dogs, and Cokes!