Auxiliary members visit area veterans
By Brenda Foskey,
On Oct. 23, Make a Difference Day, Delmar Memorial Ladies Auxiliary
8276 president Mary Lou Davenport and members of the auxiliary visited
the veterans who reside at the Chancellor Care Center in Delmar. They
were accompanied by a local Cub Scout Troop and their leader, Rose
Littleton, from Delmar. Each veteran received a face-painted pumpkin
done by the auxiliary and a small gift made by the scouts. This visit
was to help brighten their day and help add a little Halloween spirit
in their rooms.
On Oct. 24, Davenport, with the help of auxiliary members, hosted
auxiliaries from District 16 and officers and chairwomen from the
Department of Maryland Ladies Auxiliary.
On Oct. 28, Davenport and member Lavina Epple joined with friends
and auxiliary members from Maryland to travel to the Statue of Liberty
for the statue's 113th birthday celebration. Once there, they met
up with auxiliaries from all over the nation. They watched as department
president Carol Simonsen joined in with other department presidents
to escort the National president Lorraine Frier to the podium.
On Nov. 11, in remembrance of Veterans Day, Davenport visited the
veterans at the nursing home. Later that day she attended the memorial
service at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock. On Nov. 13,
the women held their annual Veterans Day covered-dish dinner and Memorial
Service to honor the veterans. Department guest were the State Commander
Woodie Knight and wife, the Department Ladies Auxiliary secretary
Lorraine Dickerson and District 16 president Brenda Foskey, who is
also a member of the auxiliary. Entertainment was provided by the
On Nov. 11, the Post and Auxiliary held the VOD (Voice of Democracy)
contest at the Post Home. The groups had a total of six tapes entered
from the students at the Delmar High School.
On Dec. 1, the auxiliary will be holding basket bingo at the Post
Home. The games will begin at 7 p.m. Twenty games will cost $20. Members
will be chancing off a wrought iron snowman with the popcorn and pinecone
basket combos, as well as a collectors club picnic basket. All proceeds
will be donated to the department president's special project, which
this year is the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training.
Over the past few months the members have been raffling off homemade
cakes each Friday following dinners at the Post Home. This year the
money will help prepare Christmas baskets for the needy. With the
help of auxiliary and post members and from the community, the organization
will make sure that someone has a nice Christmas. Last year the group
helped 12 families in the area.