American Legion Auxiliary No. 47
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
Members of American Legion Auxiliary No. 47 met recently at the VFW Hall, with progress on fund raising to bring The Wall that Heals into Fairfield being primary on the agenda.
Roger Frakes and Gene Stine were guests present.
President Linda Stine opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the Auxiliary Preamble.
Gene Stine shared his extensive efforts and contacts to help the auxiliary raise the $7,000 needed to bring The Wall that Heals to Fairfield. As a result of his efforts, donations in various amounts have been made by: Fairfield Eagles Auxiliary, Behner Funeral Home, Fairfield Tire & Service, Birmingham Fire Department, Sears Hometown Store in Fairfield, Holt Family Dental Care, Jack Raymond, Monte Humble at Fesler Auto Mall, Birmingham Lions Club, Fairfield Shrine Club and Gamrath-Doyle & Associates. He also received item donations from Orscheln Farm & Home, with promises from others.
Efforts of Roger Frakes, Linda Hendricks, Shirley Kitch and Darlene Vorhies have brought donations from: Bob McNew, Doug Balderson, John and Sue Robinson, Warren Winborn, Sharon Stanley, Dickey Transport, Larry Unkrich, Julie Johnston, Connie Estle, Connie and Glenn Ferrell, Jeff Small, Dean and Bernita Pettit, Teresa Mottet, Leland Morton, David Miller Law Offices, Judith Yeager, Angela Addis and Iowa Tires Sales Company.
Linda Hendricks offered to coordinate a soup supper in early April and possible silent auction to help raise funds.
Letters have been dropped off or mailed to potential donors. An update of further donations will follow the March 15 meeting.
Anyone with questions about The Wall that Heals can call Linda Hendricks at 472-6188 or Darlene Vorhies at 472-4449.
Treasurer Shirley Kitch indicated money has been sent to reserve a spot for a Fairfield High School junior for Girls State in June, following an on-line form completed by Darlene Vorhies. Money also has been sent for needs of veterans at the VA Hospital in Iowa City.
Darlene Vorhies contacted the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight group and learned that 2017 Honor Flights are scheduled for April 25, May 23, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. Dan Callahan, commander of the Fairfield Veterans of Foreign Wars, indicated he was signed up for an Honor Flight, but has not yet been notified as to which one.
The next meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 47 will be at at 1 p.m. March 15 in the VFW Hall