- American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 Officers 2017-2018
- President- Happy Marotto
- 1st Vice-Dixie Witter
- Sec/Treas- Peggy Bigler
- Chaplain- Happy Marotto
We would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who helped make this year’s “Poppy Days” a success.
This includes the volunteers who donated their time, those who made a monetary donation, and the merchants who allowed us to distribute Poppies at their establishments.
Your generosity will enable us to continue to help needy veterans and their families in our community.
“Thanks” also to those who volunteered their time placing flags on the graves of veterans at Rose Hill Cemetery.
GIRLS STATE CLASS OF 2017
The American Legion Auxiliary is working to keep patriotism a part of the education of every child, patriotism that teaches love of America through knowledge of how our state government operates. Girls State is the premier program of the American Legion Auxiliary demonstrating through hand on examples how city, county, and state government work together. The program educates Ohio’s young women who have just completed their junior year of high school in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of good citizenship.
This year is the 71st anniversary of the Girls State in Ohio. American Legion Auxiliary units of Stark County, Carroll and Mahoning counties are sending 77 girls to Buckeye Girls State held on the campus of the University of Mount Union.
Of the 77 delegates sponsored by units in Stark County, 33 represent delegates students interviewed and selected by Massillon Unit #221. Miranda Billett, Sydney Bitting, Haley Bonnot, Macie Cotton, Maggie Craig, Audra Deitz, Olivia DiRuzza, Leah Dunlevy, Kathryn Henderson, Gina Hoffmanm, Ammelia Kaberein, Josephine Lacourt, Jaime Petit, Kendall Schenz, Alexis Schuler, Alexa Smith, Anjali Ta, Karoline Smith, Katherine Taray, Anna Vaughn, Olivia Wyles, Gabrielle Bachtel, Addison Blakeney, Cecilia Crookston, Erin Krupar, Taylor Moncrief, Maria Newlon, Leah Sorensen, Alexis Veigel, Peyton White, Haley Lawrence, and Melissa Bomba.
A beautiful poppy ceremony was held during the Opening Session Sunday evening. Each delegate was given a poppy, the official flower of The American Legion Auxiliary to place in one of four wreaths. It took only fifteen minutes for over 900 delegates and staff to place a poppy in a very impressive and solemn ceremony.
Weather this week was almost perfect; some rain in the night and clear skies during the day.
Learn more about the Girls State program; it truly is a week to shape a lifetime.