Jenkins-Vaughan Auxiliary hears from American Legion at October meeting

By Evelyn Long - for the Morrow County Sentinel

Bruce Fissell was the guest when members of Jenkins-Vaughan Auxiliary Unit 97, Cardington, met October 20 at the Post Home.

Fissell discussed the Americanism test given by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary to students in three Morrow County Schools. Fissell noted the need for the schools to become more involved with the government and its study. Shirley Robinson will check with the schools to learn how many will take the test and then order them.

The unit agreed to pay half of the award money ($225) given to the students, the top two winners in each grade, if they score at least 70 on the test.

Patty McAvoy agreed to help give the tests. It was noted there are 18 state winners.

Clara McClenathan said “Make a Difference Day” would take place Saturday, October 24. Volunteers will make ditty bags and neck pillows.

Sara Waters was accepted as a junior member of the unit. Betty Cook, membership chairman, said the unit has 27 members and one junior member and she has sent this with her report to the Department.

McAvoy said she had taken 72 pencils and book covers to the elementary school.

It was announced member Jean Bond Rupert had passed away. A memorial service will be held for her during the November meeting.

By Evelyn Long

for the Morrow County Sentinel