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Program on the Iowa Veterans Home a Laurel Auxiliary

LAUREL — On Oct. 16, The Harold McBroom American Legion Auxiliary #635 met at the Post Home with President Laura Tribby calling the meeting to order at 7 p.m. in forum.

The chaplain opened the meeting in prayer. Members stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, stood in silence in memory of POW/MIAs and deceased veterans and recited the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary. Six members answered roll call.

Minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and accepted for audit.

Stacy Bane, who is the ALA representative at the Iowa Veterans Home, presented a program on the beginning of the home and how it has grown over the years. It was interesting to learn of the progress, the people and their age and the number of workers that it took to run the day to day operations. She also stressed the need for volunteers so that the residents could participate in outside activities, which is very important. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Bane also reported on the activities that were coming in the future months. She will be retiring next summer as the IVH representative.

Plans were finalized for the Legion Auxiliary benefit supper which will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Laurel Legion Home. It will be served by Iowa Outlaws Barbeque. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.

Plans to go to the East Marshall Grade School to make cards, are still being talked about, tabled until the November meeting.

Tribby reported that the Auxiliary unit was charted on Oct. 20, 1925, which will make it 94 years old.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.