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- Yard and Bake Sale held on April 8th was a huge success. With both legion and Auxiliary members hard at work all week setting up then selling and finally donating the goods not sold it was a very busy time. While primarily an ALA function the legion was so involved this year funds were donated to them from our sales. This event helps to fund our Girls State cadets.
- ALA members hard ar work during the sale. Top is Gladys Woodfin & Nancy Gregory. Bottom is Shirley Bonovitch & Mary Ligon.
- Americanism Essay Contest Winners attended the April 18th meeting with their families.
Pictured L to R Front Row: Teachers Emily Holloway-Costa & Emily Ray; students Markella Stratiou, Catherine Davis, Emily Cullinan, Owen Walton, Hunter Nagel, Sierra McLean and Evan Pond.
L to R Back Row: Teachers Anne Hudak, Sharon Pond & Jennifer Gates; students Timothy Johnson, Dylan Pond, Bryce Russell, and Kirstin Pendleton
All students read their essays and were given their cash prizes. Teachers were acknowledged for their support of this contest and received patriotic quilted wall hangings.
- Spring Arts & Craft Bazaar on April 29th was another success for us. Twenty-one vendors rented all the tables & available space we had in all three rooms at the Post. The Legion ran the Canteen and served lunch for staff, vendors & visitors. The door prize proved to be successful in getting all visitors to see all vendors. The Raffle again raised money and everyone seemed delighted to win. We are already planning our next Bazaar in September. Come out and help!
- May 9th the ALA hosted a group of 25 home-schooled students for a reading of The Poppy Lady. The story was read and discussed by Nancy Gregory. There MIA/POW chair was on display, the purpose of it discussed and the ceremony performed with Commander Jim Woodfin while Gladys Woodfin did the reading. The event had positive reviews from all the adults present. The kids received a small flag, a copy of the poem In Flanders Field and cookies & lemonade.
- May 16: We Draped the Charter for Thelma Smith & Judy Cobbs. Many family members were in attendance and spoke during and after the ceremony.
- Poppies were present at Cabela’s during the Armed Forces Weekend and during the Memorial Weekend. We also were at the WAWA, the Oilville Exxon and during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Courthouse Green. After this event, we all retired to the Post for our 2nd annual Memorial Day picnic. The legion provided the food to grill and everyone brought side dishes.
- June 2017
- 11th: we hosted a LuLaRoe pop up event with 7 vendors present. We received a check from them which we then used to purchase an “event grill” for the Post.
- Poppy report: 10 ALA and 7 Al members spent 51 volunteer hours for this.
- Changes in the Standing Rules were voted and accepted. The Constitution and By-Laws stand as written but were also voted on.
- The QUILTS OF VALOR were completed and given to Sallie Rossman to take to the State meeting in July as she needed one more for a presentation then.