Auxiliary Unit 8

  • October 3rd, 2013
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AUXILIARY UNIT DISBANDED

Auxiliary Unit 8 has disbanded due to lack of members and therefore inability to hold legal meetings.  The Department of Maine provided assistance and guidance in how to handle the loss of the charter and is pledged to assist Legion Post 8 on the future re-organization of the Unit.  It is suggested that former members wishing to remain active transfer or join the State Auxiliary Unit.

 

WOMEN INTERESTED IN ASSISTING OUR LOCAL VETERANS ARE INVITED TO VOLUNTEER AS “FRIENDS OF THE LEGION”.   Please contact Cindy Gay at 207-598-6945 or Jeanne Herman at 207-546-7405

 

 

Lois Tenan tells the story of her late husband's efforts to locate a Maine Veterans Home in downeast.

Lois Tenan tells the story of her late husband’s efforts to locate a Maine Veterans Home in downeast.

Beautiful patriotic cake provided by the Auxiliary for the Birthday Supper.

Beautiful patriotic cake provided by the Auxiliary for the Birthday Supper.

Cake is served!

Cake is served!

Auxiliary Unit 8 has been one of the principal charities in our area assisting local veterans, especially our elderly and disabled ones as well as the widows and children. One of their favorite annual benefits is the Children’s Christmas party. This year, Legion member, DJ Clyde Merrill brought his flashing Christmas lights and DJ equipment to entertain the kids. More that 65 children enjoyed gifts, candy, home-made mittens but especially Clyde’s music as they danced the afternoon away.

Long time Auxiliary members Phyllis and Muriel man the mitten table

Long time Auxiliary members Phyllis and Muriel man the mitten table

Kids love to dance at any age.

Kids love to dance at any age.

Kids this age have no fear about anybody watching them dance.

Kids this age have no fear about anybody watching them dance.

DJ Clyde gets right out there and with this little boy leads the Cupid Shuffle.

DJ Clyde gets right out there and with this little boy leads the Cupid Shuffle.

Mathew loves to dance and sing to the music.

Mathew loves to dance and sing to the music.