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Auxiliary Unit #828

 

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #828 was organized on January 9, 1947 with Mrs. Obie Cleaver serving as our first President. Our Past Presidents have been Ernestine Walters, Margie Bradley, Vera Craig, Ernestine Green, Dorothy Hinton, Thelma Harris and Jamesetta Grant; our current President, Jo Ann Flint. We also have Past District Presidents, Bertha Bain and Thelma Harris. Our unit has been very active in the community in providing school supplies to area schools, sponsoring young High School girls to Bluebonnet Girls State and donating food baskets during Thanksgiving and Christmas. We visit area Nursing Homes, widows and Veterans at the VA Hospital. Each year all over the age of 80 members are given a love donation. Dues are paid for elderly members unable to pay. Each year we honor our Veterans with a Dinner/Dance. We assist the Legionnaires with Soul Food Dinner Sell on Martin Luther King Day. We hold Back-To-School cook-outs and Halloween Party for area children. We attend church service with members during each month with five Sundays in it. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00 P. M. Dues are $25.00 per year. 

 

Auxiliary Unit #828 sponsors a yearly Easter, Halloween and Christmas party for the children of our community.  They also meet at a member’s Church twice a year.  It also sponsors a very successful American Legion Birthday Party for the Legionnaires each year.

 

During the Christmas season, the Unit visited three personal care homes, and providing gifts.  Special time was spent with those members of the Unit that are also under in-home care. The Unit, as in past years, again distributed poppies during Veteran’s Day, and participated in the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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