The Allen-Schiffern American Legion Auxiliary, represented by Linda Kaye Payton, and Legion members, represented by Legion Commander Tim Morehouse celebrated the birthday of the U.S. Legion Auxiliary following the Memorial Day services.

Submitted by Linda Kaye Payton, ALA Unit 199

Allen-Schiffern  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 199 met June 8, 2020, with eight members in attendance. We continued to utilize social distancing. The minutes of the last meeting were not available. Treasurer’s report was given by Sheridan Mires.  We continue to update our membership records.

A report was given regarding the dinner we provided for those Legionnaires who conducted the memorial services at the cemeteries in our county. The meal consisted of ham salad sandwiches, assorted chips, potato salad, pasta salad, and calico beans. For dessert, a special cake baked by member Jessica Alsup and celebrating the national legion auxiliary’s 100th birthday was introduced and served with ice cream.

We are being asked by many of our rummage sale patrons if and when we would have a sale this fall. We have tentatively set the dates of October 9 and 10 for our fall rummage sale. We hope to start taking in donations on September 24, provided we have no resurgence of COVID-19. We will be posting more information when we get closer to sale time. If all goes well with health concerns, we plan to have our annual turkey dinner on November 1, 2020.

There will be no meeting in July. The next meeting will be August 10, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. We will have our memorial service with the draping of  our charter for those members we have lost this past year.