Auxiliary Unit 97 remembers veterans

By Evelyn Long - for the Morrow County Sentinel

When Jenkins-Vaughan Auxiliary Unit 97 members met on December 15 for their regular meeting, they agreed to give $15 to each of the 22 veterans in the county nursing homes. Included will be two veterans in Marion Nursing facilities and those who are homebound.

Guest at this meeting was Hayden Hursey, the unit’s representative to Buckeye Girls State last June. She reported she had made many good friends who are keeping in touch with her and exchanged Christmas cards. She was part of Christ Hobert in Close County and was their commissioner. She helped people reach their destinations. She said she had a very busy schedule, learned much about government and thanked the unit for the opportunity to attend. She added that she would go back again if she had the chance.

Membership chairman, Betty Cook, said she had sent in six senior and five junior memberships which brings the unit to about 62% of its goal.

Items were brought in for the Food Pantry and Shirley Robinson said she would deliver them. Gifts were also brought in for residents at Woodside Village Care Center and would be given to them by Christmas. She noted there are three veterans in Morrow Manor; ten in Bennington Glen and nine in Woodside Village Care Center.

Although the school had not requested any supplies, Pat McAvoy, chairman of the Children and Youth Department, suggested the unit do a project of youth who come to the public library.

Bonnie Garner said the poppies have come in that she had ordered and Robinson said there are plenty of flags on hand.

Payton Goodman’s name was drawn following the Dime March and she was not present.

Acting as president for this meeting was Bonnie Garner.

Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting.

Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at

By Evelyn Long

for the Morrow County Sentinel