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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Palmer Roberts American Legion Auxiliary Unit 214 Poppy Days

Palmer Roberts American Legion Auxiliary Unit 214, of Willoughby hosted Poppy Days on four Saturdays in May at the Farmer’s Market in Willoughby. The unit set up tables with poppies, membership applications and other American Legion Auxiliary brochures and patriotic wrapped candy. 

Mayor Anderson stopped by the first Saturday and made a donation to the poppy fund and got poppies for his staff to wear in the Memorial Day Parade. 

The unit had a very profitable month at the market which helps with their assistance to veterans. Poppy funds may only be used for veterans and much of the money raised from the sale is used to support the VA hospitals, hospitalized veterans and homeless veterans. The unit hosts an annual cookout for homeless veterans from area shelters each year just prior to the Fourth of July Holiday. 

Donations to the fund are always graciously accepted and may be sent to the post home, Attn: Martha Setlock, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 214, 4304 Center Street, Willoughby, OH 44094.

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