Delmar Events
Thursday, December 2nd. 1999
Auxiliary members visit area veterans
By Brenda Foskey,
Publicity chairwoman

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 "Humanaires."
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.