6:42 PM EST, December 15, 2012
Past President Penny Adams presented Antietam Unit 236 with certificate of merit awards on Nov. 18 at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting.
The unit received first place for all-around activities, Americanism, children and youth, community service, gold star, junior activities, poppy, and veterans affairs and rehabilitation.
In addition, at the annual American Legion Auxiliary convention in Ocean City, Md., the unit received first place for cancer control — most outstanding work; children and youth — most outstanding work; education — most outstanding work, gold star, legislative — best all around report; poppy — best poppy report, national security — best all around program; veterans affairs and rehabilitation — home service.
The unit received second place for Americanism — most outstanding work; community service — most outstanding work; public relations — best all around work; public relations — most completed publicity report; and field service — best all around program.
The unit received third place for veterans affairs and rehabilitation — most outstanding family contact; and veterans affairs and rehabilitation — most outstanding rehabilitation work.
The junior members won first place for poppy and third place for Americanism and national security.
Auxiliary Unit President Ava Gift accepted the awards on behalf of the unit. She said the awards would not be possible without the community’s support of its annual bake and flower sales. All funds raised are put back into the many American Legion Auxiliary programs.
For more information about the auxiliary, call Gift at 301-432-6658.
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