VFW Auxiliary makes holiday donations

The December regular meeting of VFW Auxiliary 2496 was called to order by President Gloria Plater with 10 members in attendance. All reports were given and approved pending audit. There were five new applications for membership.

The purchase of winter coats, boots, snow pants and shoes concluded and they were distributed to several schools for children in need. A donation of $200 for the Vietnam Vets Toys for Kids was approved. The auxiliary voted to make a donation of $1,000 to the post to help cover winter expenses.

The wreaths that were not sold were given to local care facilities. It was announced that the lounge at Post 2496 was hosting a Christmas party on Dec. 16 as well as a New Year’s Eve party. Music will be provided and a dish to pass will be appreciated.

Before the meeting, a joint post and auxiliary potluck and gift exchange were enjoyed by 20 members.

Closing ceremonies were conducted. The next regular meeting will be held Jan. 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.