Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary To Hold Brunch

Gayle Cieplinski, Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary president, presided at a recent meeting. Paula Pattison, chaplain, opened the meeting with prayer, a flag salute, the Auxiliary Preamble and a moment of silence for fallen soldiers. Reports and correspondence by Carol Baker, secretary, and Karen Field, treasurer, were accepted as read.

Committee reports were given by Gayle Cieplinski, children and youth chairwoman, who spoke on the success of the annual children’s Easter party. She thanked Squadron 1280 for donations and cooking the hot dogs. A nominating committee for new officers will be formed.

Sally Lawson, of Empire Girls State, noted that the Girls State orientation will be held in the 8th District because the number of girls attending is down and this would be more cost effective. The date and place will be announced at the county auxiliary meeting. She also spoke on making pies for the Sons’ ”Cruise Nights” each third Wednesday during the summer with proceeds going to ”Warriors Family Assistance” and the “Patriotic Afghan & Pillow” contest on Memorial Day, with items donated by Charyle Tyler. Proceeds will go toward helping veterans.

Pat Hayward, junior auxiliary chairwoman, spoke on the junior unit food collection in the post, the Cassadaga Shur-Fine benefiting the Cassadaga Food Pantry and the Sinclairville Superette benefiting the Sinclairville Food Pantry; poppy entries for the annual contest with judging at the County Auxiliary meeting; the parents and the senior auxiliary brunch on Sunday, May 4, and a float to be entered in the Cassadaga Memorial Day parade.

Membership chairperson Sally Lawson, membership, spoke on dues and notices sent to unpaid members.

Discussion was on the Post 1280 birthday celebration dinner and the county auxiliary meeting on May 8.

Members voted to donate to Wounded Warriors in memory of Kathy Dascenzo and to the Dennis Dorman benefit.

Cieplinski closed the meeting with prayer by Pattison.

Unit 1280 continues to collect coupons for overseas families and Labels for Education, Pennies for Hospice, can tabs and canceled postage stamps. Brooms are also available through the unit for $8; for information, call the post at 595-3145.