Madison American Legion Auxiliary busy helping in the community

From left to right, Madison American Legion Auxiliary members, Wanda Kranz, Betty Price and Pauline Bell, are pictured with the backpacks.
(contributed photo)

School supplies for students

The Tardiff-Belanger American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #39, of Madison, supports community programs such as Children and Youth. Each year the members of the auxiliary donate school backpacks filled with school supplies. Again this year because of the unknown at the beginning of the school year, the unit reached out to the community. With the generosity of cash donations and school supplies from auxiliary members and community members, the Tardiff-Belanger American Legion Auxiliary Unit #39, of Madison, was able to donate over $1,000 worth of school supplies, backpacks, bottles of hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, water bottles, boxes of tissues, and masks to 7 schools in the Madison and Anson area!

American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for over a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military, and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of nearly $2 billion. As part of the world’s largest patriotic service organization, auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org or http://www.mainelegionpost39.org/. Or contact: Robin Turek, President – American Legion Auxiliary Tardiff-Belanger Unit #39, PO Box 325, Madison, ME – robinturek@gmail.com – 696-8289

From left to right, Geraldine Jenks and Nancy Misiazek. (contributed photo)

Turkey supper benefits food cupboards

Diane Pinkham (contributed photo)

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Tardiff-Belanger Unit #39, Madison, traditionally holds a turkey supper every November which they serve anywhere from 150 to 175 people with the proceeds to benefit local food cupboards. Because of Covid-19 again this year, they decided to have a turkey pie sale in which Hannaford, of Madison, donated some of the turkeys, Reny’s, of Madison, donated 100 pie plates, Apple Tree Bakery donated some pie boxes as well as a discounted price for the remaining pie boxes needed, and members also donated and/or cooked turkeys and many of the items needed such as flour and Crisco and their time making pies. One hundred eighty-four (184) pies were made and were all sold, except for five, a week before the scheduled date of pick up on November 13. After expenses a total $2,080 was raised and donated among four local food cupboards. This is another way the American Legion Auxiliary supports the community.

Harriet Bryant

American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for over a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military, and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of nearly $2 billion. As part of the world’s largest patriotic service organization, Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.

To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org or http://www.mainelegionpost39.org/. Or contact: Robin Turek, President – American Legion Auxiliary Tardiff-Belanger Unit #39, P.O. Box 325, Madison, ME – robinturek@gmail.com – 696-8289.

From left to right, Geraldine Jenks, Merrilyn Vieira and Karen Lytle. (contributed photo)

 
 

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