Effective March 17, 2020, American Legion, Warrington Post 240 was ordered closed until further notice. This instruction was made by the American Legion Department of Florida headquarters located in Orlando. The decision was based on the fact that the Governor, Ron DeSantis issued an executive order, in which the governor said due to the need to contain and mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, a/k/a the “Novel Coronavirus”, licensed restaurants and food establishments must “suspend on-premises food consumption for customers” until further notice. Some exceptions were cited in the executive order, such as bar and restaurant owners could keep kitchens open for takeout and/or delivery only. The same suspension order likewise applied to alcohol sales. However, the order did lift some restrictions on restaurants to allow for the sale of drinks with to-go meals. A second executive order issued shortly thereafter mandated limits on social or business gatherings to ten people or less and called for all citizens to shelter at-home to the greatest extent possible and to practice “social distancing”; essentially exercising prudence when in public by maintaining a safe, six-foot distance from others.
As such, Warrington Post 240, which does have both on-premises food and alcohol beverage sales, is subject to the executive order and is therefore closed until further notice. Post 240 will not be conducting to-go takeout or delivery food sales, so the exceptions will not be applicable to us.
To-date, no decision has been made as to when the suspension of on-premises food and alcohol sales, nor the follow-on executive order mandating the practice of “social distancing” and the limiting of social or business gatherings to ten people or less, may be rescinded. A decision on whether to rescind or extend these mandates is expected sometime after 30 days from the original order: namely, April 17, 2020. All should be prepared for an extension of these executive orders for up to an additional 30-days or more which would take our closure potentially out to at least May 17, 2020.
All members of the Warrington Post 240 family: Legionnaires, Auxiliary, SAL and Riders alike, are asked to be patient and to heed the executive orders of the Governor. Please check back often here at your AmericanLegionPost240.org website for further news and updates as we will be posting information of value as we receive it from the American Legion Department of Florida and/or the Governor’s Office.
American Legion, Warrington Post 240
Located in the New Warrington area of Pensacola, Florida, Post 240 is very close to Naval Air Station Pensacola, and only fifteen minutes from downtown Pensacola and the beaches of Perdido Key. American Legion Post 240 possesses abundant facilities and entertainment opportunities. With an spacious Event Hall, multiple lounge games including billiards, electronic dart boards, shuffleboard, tables for card games, and a fabulous full-service lounge, not to mention outdoor facilities for barbecues and events, we truly are a full-service Post.
Post 240 has numerous events happening on a monthly basis, including:
- Live music that is open-to-the-public at least once a month. The bands vary in music genres;
- Happy Hours in the Lounge 1600-1900 daily;
- Karaoke weekly on Friday nights from 1900-2300;
- “Pub Quiz” team trivia nights every Thursday starting at 1800;
- Big-time Bingo every Wednesday in the Event Hall featuring handsome payouts and multiple types of games;
- Mixed Dart Leagues on Wednesdays;
- Billiards nights on Thursdays from 1300-1700 being open to the public;
- And don’t forget, Ray and Sally’s Kitchen is open on Wednesdays (full menu) from 1700-2000; on Fridays (full menu and Steak Night Specials) from 1700-2000; and, for Sunday morning breakfasts from 0800-1100. For the present time, we’re also open on Thursdays for the Pub Quiz (bar food menu) from 1700 to 2000.
So come on out! Post 240 is your one-stop location for entertainment, camaraderie, fellowship and service to our military and civilian communities alike. You’ll be glad you did.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. This year the American legion celebrates its 100th anniversary of service to God and Country!