Unit 97 names new leader

Members of Jenkins-Vaughan Auxiliary Unit 97, Cardington, named Audrey Leonard president when they met opening the new season.

Guests were Post 97 members Bruce Fissell and Jim Morris. Fissell thanked the unit for their part in the veterans program at the Morrow County Fair.

Referring to the annual Americanism tests, he said they are a joint effort of the American Legion and the Auxiliary and are given to classes in grades 10 through 12. The tests are to be given between Nov. 7-11. The cost of the tests

is $10 and cash awards are usually given to the top three scorers in each class.

Tests are given to students in Cardington, Gilead Christian and Mount Gilead Schools.

Giving the tests this year will be Fissell, Morris, Jim Crawford and Shirley Robinson.

The unit learned there will be a program titled Songs of America,” given at the Cardington-Lincoln School on Nov. 14 and all veterans are invited.

Morris said there will be Veterans Day Dinner this year on Nov. 11 at the Post Home. They are currently seeking donations. In the past they have served over 150 people and will have more information on this program in the future.

The unit agreed to donate between $160 and $200 toward the cost of the Americanism tests and cash awards.

Leonard said there will be a craft show at the Legion Hall on Oct. 15.

Volunteers are needed to furnish cookies and pies and workers will prepare sandwiches and chips for the lunch.