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Post 938 Auxiliary holds fundraiser

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 1:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 1:28 p.m. CDT
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Sandy Dunseth, president of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Harold E. Russell Post 938 in Ladd, talks with her great-nephew Clayton Fusinetti, 4 1/2 years old of Dalzell about his dinner at a fundraiser held Sunday at Rip's in Ladd.

LADD — A fundraiser, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Harold E. Russell Post 938 in Ladd, was held on Sunday at Rip’s in Ladd.

The American Legion Auxiliary’s purposes are to help with the caring of disabled veterans of all wars and conflicts and assisting them to regain a place in civilian life, said Sandy Dunseth, president of the Ladies Auxiliary. “We especially help our local veterans home.”

Proceeds from the fundraiser are used in Children and Youth Programs by helping support Special Olympics, Illinois Americanism Essay Contest and Poppy Poster Contest at the school in Ladd. The top three entries in the Americanism Essay Contest and the top three poster entries are then awarded a monetary gift. Junior members also help in some of the projects of the Legion Auxiliary.

Auxiliary members also help the local Ladd Community Improvement Association, local food pantry and Project Success.

“We work side by side with our American Legion Post 938 in Ladd if a natural disaster should ever occur in our local community to provide food, shelter and clothing for disaster victims,” she added.

The American Legion Auxiliary of the Harold E. Russell Post 938 in Ladd also has yearly obligations to the Legion’s 16th, Third Division, District of Illinois.

“With the combined effort of the American Legion Auxiliary members and Rips staff, this fundraiser was a great success, and everyone enjoyed eating out and not cooking,” said Dunseth.

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