Organization News: Kulpmont American Legion Auxiliary
KULPMONT - A meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 231 was held Jan. 28, with the following in attendance: Jackie Butler, Flo Willard, Rosalie Ziegler, Maria Slavinsky, Lillian Farronato, Jamie Bordell, Arlene Terry, Christine Noll, Reggie Poplaski, Betty Chapman and Carol Patton.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Butler, the chaplain, offered a prayer and a moment of silence. A prayer was said for the late Glenda Radel, department vice president and ill members.
The treasurer's report was given by Poplaski, and approved on a motion by Bordell and Ziegler.
Christmas gifts were given to the veterans of Mountainview: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Serenity Gardens.
A thank-you note was received from Manna For The Many for the donation of non-perishable items and money at the auxiliary's Christmas dinner.
Notes were distributed for the Dec. 5 six-county convention in Lewisburg. A memorial service was held Thursday in Watsontown.
Units were asked to make a big bra decorated in red, white and blue, and a corsage of poppies to take to the next meeting. They will be judged at that convention.
The unit will sponsor the next six-county meeting in Kulpmont June 5. Girl Scouts will make placemats will be made for tables. Patton will provide the supplies.
A mock election was held, and the officers were re-elected with no objections.
A total of $10 in 50/50 tickets was sent to auxiliary members in January as a fundraiser for the Easter program, which includes an Easter egg hunt for children of veterans April 19. The winner will be drawn at the March 14 social. Billy and Rose Dilliplane will play that night.
Anyone wishing to get white shirts with the American Legion Auxilliary patch on to be used for the parade, six-county meeting and other events can purchase them at the Academy Sports Center in Mount Carmel.
Poplaski will order 1,000 poppies this year.
The "piggy" was won by Willard.