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Ladd Auxiliary names poster contest winners

LADD — American Legion Auxiliary Post 938 of Ladd held its closing dinner on May 28.

The winners of the Poppy Poster contest were announced: Antonia Cattani, first place; Te’a Cattani, second place; and Abcde Delzio, third place. The winners were all from Ladd Grade School.

The guest speaker for the evening was Marsha Archibald, 16th District vice president (acting president), who congratulated the Ladd Legion Auxiliary on receiving a top award for 104.88 percent in membership in the district and state. The state convention will be July 10-13 in Springfield.

At a 16th District meeting in Princeton, Archibald appointed Geri Devert as “Rules Chairman” for the 16th District. On Aug. 24, a 16th District meeting will be held in Brimfield.

A fundraiser has been set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Rip’s in Ladd. The event will include a 50/50 drawing, bake sale and raffle. Tickets will be $7.

The newly-elected officers for the Ladd American Legion Auxiliary for the 2013-14 year were installed by Archibald. They are: Geri Devert, president; Marilyn Pavinato, first vice president; Dixie Reed, secretary; Mary Konieczny, treasurer; Sandy Dunseth, chaplain; Virginia McNally, historian; and Mae Piacenti, sergeant-at-arms.

Anyone interested in joining should contact Marilyn Pavinato, membership chairman, at 815-894-2047 or Geri Devert at 815-894-2269. The next scheduled meeting will be Sept. 24 with Dixie Reed as chairperson.

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