Meeting Review of American Legion Auxiliary
The regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Mundt-Allen Unit 81 was preceded by a potluck supper on Tuesday, Nov. 9, with the following guests in attendance: Department President Nancy True and her travelling companion, Past Department President Helen Audet from Gray and Second District President Doreen Heath from Lisbon Falls.
Ms. Heath highlighted upcoming events of the Auxiliary; the needs of our veterans hospitalized at Togus and those who are homeless; and recognized the Unit for their achievement in surpassing their membership quota.
Ms. True also acknowledged the Unit for their many activities this year and spoke on her special program to raise money for Homeless Veterans in Maine. Her goal is to raise $10,000.
A report was given on the Halloween Party jointly sponsored by the Post and Unit at the Western Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. Special thanks were extended to the providers of entertainment—Four in a Match and The MollyOckett Chorus; the delicious cake and pies baked by Arlene Bean and Deb Snow, respectively; creation of special Holiday Greeting cards for the residents meal trays by Ramona Grover; and the help of those attending and assisting—Ernest and Alberta Angevine, Norm and Sylvia Clanton, Richard and Ramona Grover, Sonny and Arlene Bean, Jerry and Jeri Greenwell, Deb Snow, Deb Wheeler, and Fumi Head.
Members were encouraged to attend the following upcoming events: Fifth District American Legion and Oxford County Council meeting in Bethel, Nov. 16 at 7:00 PM; potluck dinner and Girl and Boy State program held jointly at Locke Mills, Nov. 18 at 6:30 PM; Western Maine Veterans Home Gift Shop set up, Dec. 4 at 6:00 PM and shopping day, Dec. 5 at 9:00 AM; Togus Gift Shop in Building 207, Dec. 12 at 2:00 PM; and the Post and Unit Christmas Dinner, Dec. 14 at 6:30 PM.
The Western Maine Veterans Home will again feature their Tree of Caring and are taking orders for bulbs in honor or memory of a loved one. Those desiring may sends checks ($5.00 per name) to WMVAC, 477 High Street, South Paris, Maine 04281.
Employees of SAD #44 Transportation Department, in recognition of their continued commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our children, were treated with coffee and donuts in observance of National Education Week.
It was announced that the Christmas Dinner will feature Brian Strickland’s world famous Oyster Stew (or for those wishing there will be an alternative selection). In lieu of a Christmas gift exchange, members are requested to bring items to be included in a box for a needy veteran to supplement their holiday meal.
Jeri Brooks Greenwell