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Legion Auxiliary hosts Girls State participants

August 9, 2013
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Kubik-Finch Post #142 Legion Auxiliary met at the Memorial Building with 17 signed-up members plus Lori Schafer and daughter Ellie, along with Josh and Cindy Youel and daughter Josie. Ellie and Josie attended Girls State at ISU in Ames, Iowa, from June 16 through 21, 2013.

President Diane Owens started the meeting at 7 p.m. The flags were placed by Kathy Stammer and Vi Barge. Karen Podhajsky offered a prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble to the Constitution and Vacant Chair were recited. We sang the Star-Spangled Banner.

The girls, Josie and Ellie, were now ready to give and tell their experiences at Girls State. They gave a very nice presentation with pictures and what they did the whole week. They said it was a lot of work, but they also had a lot of fun, meeting new friends and learning a lot. We were glad to be able to send them abd they thanked us for the opportunity. Karen Townsend also went but was unable to attend the meeting.

We received a thank you from Christine and Ron Barton. Sympathy card was sent to Gladys Donnelly's family. A birthday card was sent to Gladys Bartosh.

Gladys Donnelly was a Legion Auxiliary member for 69 years of her life. Karen Podhajsky and Diane Owens did the draping of the charter for Gladys.

No meeting will be held in August. Our annual picnic will be August 20 at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share and your own dishes. There is always a lot of good food, so come and enjoy! Drinks will be provided.

Irene Hanus installed the new officers for 2013-14, mostly re-runs.

We sang God Bless America. Jean Schafer and Elaine Fink served a delicious dessert. Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.



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