CASSADAGA - Newly elected president, Maureen Mikula held an informal meeting for the Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary recently. Chaplain Paula Pattison opened the meeting with a prayer. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary Carol Baker; there was no Treasurer's report this month.
The group discussed a variety of subjects. The ladies were reminded about the upcoming Son's 'Cruise-In', during which they hold a bake sale and gas card giveaway. Ladies present signed up to bring desserts to sell to benefit the "Warriors Family Assistance Program".
Unit 1280 will be making breakfast for the Joint Veteran's Council. The group will also provide the coffee and doughnuts for the 8th District Organizational meeting being held at the Cassadaga Post on Sunday July 27.
Sally Lawson suggested having a Sunday afternoon tea with the Cassadaga Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Sunday, Oct. 5 is the best date to suit all involved; further planning will be held at an upcoming meeting.
The auxiliary's annual picnic was voted to be held Tuesday Aug. 12 at the Post rather than at the picnic grounds because of possible inclement weather. The event will be a 'dish-to-pass' picnic as usual. A 'phone tree' will be organized to inform members of the date and change of venue.
Chaired by Sally Lawson, a backpack program will again benefit the local children and schools by providing items needed for the upcoming school year. Unit 1280 members will bring donated items to the annual picnic; any other donated items can be brought to the Post. For information about the project call 595-3145.
Junior Auxiliary chairperson Pat Hayward reported that the girls earned nearly $300 on the 'ghost' Pampered Chef party; their can and bottle collection went very well, and they planned a car wash at the Post. All proceeds from these projects will be going to help fund Veterans projects and causes. The juniors thank everyone for their help and donations for their projects.
The group voted to donate money to the Chautauqua County Scouting Camporee to help with awards given to Eagle Scouts and the Scout of the Year programs.
With no further business at hand, Chaplain Paula gave a prayer, and President Mau-reen adjourned the meeting.
Unit 1280 continues to collect coupons for our overseas families; "Labels for Education"; "Pennies for Hospice"; "can tabs" and "canceled postage stamps." Unit 1280 also sells nice corn brooms for $8; anyone interested may call the Post at 595-3145.