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Local Legion auxiliary unit wins Western Md. honors

November 11, 2011

Past President Alice Eyler presented Antietam Unit 236 with certificate of merit awards at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting Sept. 25.

The unit received first place for all-around activities, Americanism, children and youth, community service, gold star, junior activities, poppy and veterans affairs and rehabilitation.  

At the annual American Legion Auxiliary convention in Ocean City, Md., the unit received first place for cancer control — most outstanding work; community service — most outstanding work; gold star; legislative — best all-around report; national security — best all-around program; past president's parley — best all-around activities; and poppy — best poppy report.  

The unit received second place for Americanism — most outstanding work; children and youth — most outstanding work; education — most outstanding work; veterans affairs field service — best all-around program; veterans affairs and rehabilitation — most outstanding rehabilitation work; veterans affairs and rehabilitation — home service; and junior activities — unit with best all-around junior group; and third place for Americanism — best parade report; and veterans affairs and rehabilitation — most outstanding family contact.

The juniors received second place for all-around activities; chaplain — most outstanding work; and community service; and third place for poppy; and best all-around junior activities.

Unit President Ava Gift accepted the awards on behalf of the unit stating that it could not have served these programs without the funds received from the community which supported the annual bake and flower sales. All funds raised are put back into the many American Legion Auxilary programs.

Anyone wishing to join the Legion auxiliary unit can contact Gift at 301-432-6658.

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