Members of Jenkins-Vaughan Auxiliary Unit 97 met on November 17 and heard Clara McClenathan, Community Service chairman, report that a total of 57 Ditty bags and 14 neck pillows had been made and were ready to turn in. Of that total, 30 Ditty Bags and 14 neck pillows were made on “Make a Difference Day.”

The neck pillows were taken to James Cancer Clinic by Ruth Farmer.

McClenathan asked that items (non-food) be brought to the December meeting for the Food Pantry. She also asked for a $5 gift for Woodside Village Care residents.

There was a discussion related to the gifts for veterans in the Morrow County Nursing Homes It will be determined after checking, how many there are and their need.

Under Children and Youth, Pat McAvoy reported she has a package ready to go to the school and they may have a special need item request for next month.

The treasurer will order Poppies for the Poppy Drive next May.

Betty Cook, membership chairman, said she had turned in 60 memberships or 52% of the goal and has six senior and five juniors ready to send to headquarters.

It was noted there will be no Americanism tests given this year.

Shirley Robinson said there is a good supply of flags on the shelf.

The unit agreed to give $100 to each of the Ohio Veterans Hospitals.

Robinson read a thank you from Janae Tracht in which she thankedthe unit for the opportunity to attend Buckeye Girls State, noting how much she gained from the experience.

Sara Predieri’s name was drawn following the Dime March and she was not present.

Chaplain Esther Cellan gave the closing prayer.

Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected].

By Evelyn Long

for the Morrow County Sentinel