American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 221
President~ HAPPY MAROTTO
I hope this post parade has found all in a festive mood from
the holidays. I hope your Christmas was a joyful occasion and
to celebrate with friends and family. We have so much to be
thankful for in our country, let us not forget the freedoms we
have been given by our veterans. We have so many comforts
that some may never know, but you in our Legion are so generous. Te Angel tree tags did not last long as so many of you
wanted to make Christmas bright for a child in need. Bless you
all for your love given to others.
We had a great time at the Christmas auction/silent auction, if you missed it you missed a great time of fun and gifts.
Te baskets that were donated by many businesses in our community were overwhelming! We had baskets valued up to
$200.00! We had trivia questions and small gifts in beautifully
decorated gift bags by Isabella Yochum; thank you Isabella for
your beautiful artwork. We had so many volunteers that gave
many hours to make this fun time even better. Danny set up
our Angel tree with people getting the tags and it looked superb.
Sylvia worked very hard at getting baskets and putting them
together in a festive arrangement making sure everything was
arranged nicely. Sylvia and Jerry Yochum worked as announcer
and Mrs. Claus handing out the gifts to the highest bidder.
Te auxiliary will have a basket at the Night at the Races in
January filled with lottery tickets to hopefully help with Christmas bills; come buy some chances. In Feb., the auxiliary will
have a woman come to show us how to make cards. This is a fun
time and all you need to do is bring yourselves, she will have
everything you need. This will be on February 7th, so we hope
you all will be able to make it and enjoy some card-making and
enjoyable conversation. We will also have t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale again at the January Night at the Races.
I would like to thank my ladies for all their help throughout
the year I couldn’t do it without you!! You are some of the dearest people and friends.
I would like to give a big thank you to those donating your
time and talents and gifts. Tank you, Mary for your fantastic fudge, Yum! A thank you to the businesses of Yund’s Car
Wash, Tractor Supply in Navarre, North Coast Beauty supplies,
Advance Auto supply on Tusc., Te Waikem Auto Family, and
Bonnie’s Engraving Gallery and Signs. We had several individuals donating baskets, the Yochum family, Becky Henning (5
items) and Sue Ambrosic. Tank you all for helping us make
some of our veteran’s lives a little easier and happier. We were
able to give over $3500 dollars to the SAM center!
Wishing you happiness overﬂowing in the New Year as you
give so much of yourselves to others every day in every way, you
all are special!!
~~ Happy Marotto