Auxiliary President, Unit 221

American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 221
President~ HAPPY MAROTTO


Ladies, say Hello to 2018! We had a good year in the Auxiliary. We met new members, raised monies for the veterans and donated monies to the veterans. This December we donated $4,000 to the Sam Center which in turn helped over 60 families. We are so happy to be able to help so many deserving veterans. The veterans have made our world safer and continue to do great works in helping to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. Please let them know they are appreciated. The worst thing in this world is to be forgotten.
We have some of the greatest women in our unit and they are always willing to help when it is needed. Jen Dunbar and her church are always busy sewing for the less fortunate, what a wonderful group of ladies. Mary Wood has the corner on baking and making fudge; if you have never had her fudge you are missing out on something decadent. Thank you Mary for your giving spirit! My officers are the best ever, they are friends as well as hard workers for the legion, and without them we would not be able to accomplish all that we have been able to.
I was so glad to see so many people at the Santa Auction, there was fun to be had and some beautiful gifts donated. Santa George was there with his cute little elf, Linda. Chip ended up being our auctioneer and did a bang-up job. There were many laughs to go around. The food was good; thank you to our staff in the kitchen. We hope to see many more faces at our next Santa auction. A big thank you is being sent out to all who participated. We raised over a thousand dollars thanks to all who donated and all who bid on items.
I wish to end this year with a heartfelt thank you to everyone at the legion. The names on the Giving Tree were gone so quickly; thank you to all who helped make Christmas happier for these children. Everyone has special talents and I am truly grateful and thankful for each of you, you make the Legion a fun place to come. I don’t want to forget our super kitchen staff for always turning out to help with their expertise in making great food. Thank you. I also want to send out a big thank you to Danny Webber for all of his hard work and he accomplishes this with such a great attitude, make sure to give him a thank you also. I hope all had a beautiful and loving Christmas with friends and family and wish all a year to remember in 2018 with only smiles and love and fun. Love to one and all.


~~ Happy Marotto, President