Kulpmont American Legion Auxiliary Unit 231
KULPMONT - Kulpmont American Legion Auxiliary Unit 231 held a meeting Sept. 24, with the following members in attendance: Betty Chapman, Dorothy Andrewleski, Jackie Butler, Reggie Poplaski, Flo Willard, Rosalie Ziegler, Joan Kase, Bernie Foulds, Maria Slavinsky, Jamie Bordell, Janice Witrosky, Marie Edmondson and Carol Patton.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer by chaplain Butler. A moment of silence was offered for Shirley Little, an "A" member who recently passed away.
The treasurer's report was given by Poplaski, with a motion to accept made by Andrewleski and seconded by Butler.
Members discussed the annual six-county convention, held Oct. 6, and a social held Oct. 26 to help pay for Christmas presents for the veterans. Members are asked to continue to save and bring in canceled stamps and soda tabs.
Upcoming events include a Veterans' Day Mass at 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Nov. 10 at Holy Angels Church. Members are asked to attend. Dates will be forthcoming for "Christmas for the Veterans" at the Mount Carmel Nursing Home, Serenity Gardens and Mountain View. A chairperson is needed for Serenity Gardens.
The annual Christmas party will be held at the Legion Post Home Friday, Dec. 20, with Village Towne Restaurant catering the affair. The organization will pay for the party, but instead of "gifts," everyone is asked to bring something for the Manna for the Many Food Pantry. The motion to make the donations was made by Butler and seconded by Andrewleski.
The auxiliary is planning a hoagie sale in January or February, and $10 in 50/50 tickets will be sent to Patton after Jan. 2. The winner will be drawn at the March social. Last year's winner was Chet Gard.
The organization welcomed Jamie Bordell, a transfer from the Shamokin auxiliary.
The "piggy" award was won by Andrewleski, who donated the money back to the auxiliary.