FAIRBORN — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 526 is assuring its members and the community that it is still working its programs, which were established in previous years — with possible changes.
Meetings will continue to be held at the post home until the legion has to vacate the building. Arrangements have been made to meet at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third Street, after the facility closes shop. It will also continue its fourth Friday Hot Shot dinners every month until then. Monthly bingo games, hosted at Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, as well as Patriot Ridge.
It will also continue visiting the VA each month as well as assisting with the auxiliary district parties for the veterans and delivering treats and soda drinks to sections of the nursing homes. It has also already contributed to the Fairborn annual Easter egg hunt.
The Poppy Program is planned in advance, in which arrangements have been made to hold the Miss Poppy Contest and Mother/Daughter Banquet at the Senior Center as well. The Miss Poppy Contest will take place 5 p.,m. Monday, April 3 and the banquet is slated to take place 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7. Fairborn City Schools will distribute applications in the schools after receiving permission from its superintendent. The unit has also received permission to distribute poppies made by veterans Saturday, May 20 among the community.
The annual Wii Bowling event, part of the unit’s community service program, is still in the process of establishing a schedule. The Unit additionally plans to participate in the Memorial Day, Flag Day and Fourth of July events.
Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers. Information courtesy of Refugia Bowen and Pat Drake.