LADD — The Ladd American Legion Auxiliary met Aug. 5 to make plans for the annual fundraiser at Rip’s in Ladd. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets are on sale for $7 from any Auxiliary member or you can call Geri Devert at 815-894-2269 or Marilyn Pavinato at 815-894-2047.
The Auxiliary members plan to collect addresses of relatives and friends on active duty in all branches of services to our country. Plans are to send thank you gifts and selected items to them for the holidays and special occasions. The group will make a book with addresses and pictures (if available) to honor their services. If you know of anyone who is a friend or relative from the Illinois Valley area, contact an Auxiliary member.
Coupons for Wounded Warriors are still being collected and if you have any to contribute, give them to an Auxiliary member or drop them off at Legion hall.
A roast beef dinner for Legion men and their wives and Auxiliary members is being planned for the fall.
Anyone interested and eligible to join the Auxiliary should call a member or attend the next meeting at Legion Hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 23. Teryl Volant-Destri, Billie Jean Taylor and Kathy Clausen will serve on the committee.