The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 554 elected new officers: President, Rosetta Yancey; senior vice, June Richards; junior vice, Iris Will; treasurer, Marian Soldano; secretary, Tina Jones; chaplain, Alyce Weyand; conductress, Leveda Foster; guard, Peggy Stanczyk; trustees are Dawn Deist, Mary Meyers, Dorothea McGowan and patriotic instructor, Iris Will.
In the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Programs awards were presented to Catherine Troll, first place and Charles Troll, second place home schooled Voice of Democracy; and Elizabeth Burnelli, first place, Hope J. Brock second place and Brandon Lee third place, Patriot’s Pen from Somerset Area Junior High School. The Auxiliary’s $500 scholarship was awarded to Erin Kern, Somerset Area Senior High School.
John McCrae of Canada, “ In Flanders Fields,” describes the blowing red poppy fields among the battleground of the fallen. The Buddy Poppy Campaign on Memorial Day was a success. Efforts by Boy Scout Troops 131 Somerset and 152 Friedens were appreciated.
Event planned for members and guest is a Covered Dish Picnic/Children Fair from 12 to 4 p.m. July 3 at the Recreation Area on the Husband Road with games and prizes.
The 2011-2012 dues may be submitted to Marian Soldano, 1665 Coxes Creek Road, Somerset, PA 15501.
Coming events include Department Convention, Eisenhower Convention Center, Gettysburg, June 22-26.
The Auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday at the Post Home. All members are urged to attend. The next meeting will be July 13.