American Legion Buffalo Feed
The American Legion holds a buffalo feed as a fundraising effort for many, many years. Raffles are held by both the Legion and Legion Auxiliary for cash prizes and various items. The menu consists of buffalo served three ways: meatloaf, BBQ and roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and all the extras!
American Legion Flag Retirement
The American Legion holds a Flag Retirement Ceremony each year on Flag Day.
Flags are provided from all over Nebraska. As many as 1,700 flags have been known to be retired during one ceremony. A carry-in dinner follows the event.
Dorchester Alumni Banquet
The Dorchester Alumni Banquet is always held on Saturday of Memorial weekend. Doors open 5-5:30 p.m. with the banquet at 6:00 p.m. Classes honored end in ***9 (2019, 2009, 1999, 1989, 1979, etc)
Everyone is Welcome!
The Community Hall is available that weekend for honored classes free of charge. Contact Village Hall to reserve.
July 4th Community Celebration
The community July 4th celebration includes
- Fireworks Sales
- SAL BBQ Feed
- Parade at 7:00 p.m. (lineup at 6:30);
- Kiddy Tractor Pull, 4:00 p.m.
- Annual Softball Tournament
- Show & Shine
- Fireworks display at the ball park (10:00 p.m. )
For more information, contact Steve Ottmann, 402-946-4821
Memorial Day marks the sacrifices of those serving in the country’s armed forces by remembering those who have died with an Avenue of Flags. Everyone is welcome to attend services at the Dorchester Cemetery and Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day. Both services provide a speaker, a wreath is placed on the unknown soldier and each deceased veterans from the area is named, as well as attendance from the Dorchester American Legion Firing Squad. Services are held at 10:00 a.m. for Dorchester and 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill. A service will be held at the Dorchester Community Hall in case of inclement weather. A dinner is held at noon on alternating years, American Legion (2019) and Tabor Hall (2020). Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share.