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Auxiliary holds veterans workshop

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 1:15 p.m. CDT
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American Legion Woman's Auxiliary Unit 125 members Agnes Dunn (from left), Mariele Fisher, Jan Wedding, Clara Pease, Judy Nelson, Sherry DeSalle and Bernice Burke show gift bags they filled during a veterans workshop on Dec. 11. Absent from the photo was Carol Allicks.

PRINCETON — Eight members of American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton conducted their largest veterans workshop on Dec. 11 at the post home.

The ladies filled 34 large gift bags full to the brim with all sorts of items — new socks, calendars, homemade cookies, candies and gift clothing from the “Give to the Yanks Who Gave” program sponsored by the American Legion that the Auxiliary supports with a yearly donation to the program. Also in the gift bags were puzzle books, fresh fruit, personal care items, pens, note pads, snack food items for special diets, Christmas cards for each veteran to use for his or her family, and beautiful hand-made Christmas cards made by Kristi Barajas, the granddaughter of Clara Pease, VA&R chairman.

The Unit depends on donations from the public to continue its work in supporting their veterans work for the men and women in four different nursing homes in the area.

Should you like to make a monetary donation, send same to Clara Pease, 321 Briar Lane, Princeton, IL 61356; or mail your donations to ALA Unit 125, 1549 W. Peru St., Princeton, IL 61356, Attn: Veterans.

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