American Legion Auxiliary

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 Officers 2016-2017
  • President- Happy Marotto
  • 1st Vice-Dixie Witter
  • Sec/Treas- Peggy Bigler
  • Chaplain- Happy Marotto



The month of May brings flowers and also Poppy Days
and Memorial Day. We are again asking for your help with
our May events; our Poppy distribution of Poppy Days and
the placing of American flags on veteran’s graves for Memorial
Poppy Days this year will be on Friday, May 26th and
Saturday, May 27th. We need volunteers! There will be a
sign-up sheet at the post showing where we will be distributing
our Poppies. Times are from 10am to 4pm at the sites
listed. We are asking for just two hours of your time for
each shift.
We will be placing flags on the graves of veterans at
Rose Hill Cemetery on Saturday, May 27th. Starting time
is 9am. We need volunteers for this also and a sign-up
sheet will be at the post.
Thank you for volunteering!
The Auxiliary Poppy Committee

Here we are…already in May. S.A.M. is celebrating their
2nd anniversary serving our heroes and their families. Let’s give
them a big THANK YOU for all they do for our veterans.
Another big THANK YOU to the American Legion Post
221 for providing housing for the S.A.M. so they can continue
towards a 3rd Anniversary. Many social members and Legion
family members have been faithful in giving donations and for
those who give of their time to volunteer.
In April alone, they served 39 from the commissary plus
fuel and food cards. There was a total 5 “Lodging Kits” given out
serving 7 adults and 4 children for 11.
The “Lodging Kits” are made up of items from pots and
pans to pillows-blankets-sheets for a value of over $450. Along
with the “lodging kit” they are provided with 2 weeks of items
from the commissary.
In June they are having a fund raiser…a “casino night” being
held at the Foltz Center in East Canton. More details will be
available shortly. Watch the bulletin board for more information.
S.A.M. Center is sponsoring Stark County VETERAN
Stand Down. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:30am – 3:00pm at
Canton Civic Center. You Go S.A.M.
Since the first of the year the Auxiliary has donated $300
in items for the commissary and $839.01 in “lodging kit” items.
The monies for the “lodging kits” were provided by the generous
donation made by the Yochum Holiday Light Display. Marrilee
Marotto volunteers every Wednesday working in the clothing
area and I work on computer and lodging kit area as needed.
Please take the time to tour the S.A.M. Center. They are
there Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 am -3:00 pm.
~~ Sylvia Yochum
Auxiliary Liaison to SAM Center