Posts Tagged ‘ American Legion Auxiliary ’

Mmm…Chocolate: Legion Auxiliary celebrates 13 years of Valentine’s Day treats for the troops

February 11, 2016
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The American Legion hosted its 13th annual Valentine's Day Chocolate Festival, an all volunteer based bake sale to support the troops.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The American Legion was filled with pink and red décor this Saturday afternoon, and a whole lot of chocolate. The American Legion Auxiliary hosted its 13th annual Chocolate Fest just in time for Valentine’s Day, offering candy, baked goods, and dozens of gift baskets. Four tables were filled with red velvet cheesecakes,…

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Legion Auxiliary donates to local schools

October 7, 2015
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 72 in Southington offered a donation of $500 to Flanders Elementary School and another $500 to Hatton Elementary School to purchase books for their library. The donations were a result of donations made to the Heartfelt Book Bins located behind the Southington YMCA and in front of the Southington Drive-In.

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Legion Auxiliary announces officers

September 22, 2015
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 72 in Southington announced their new officers for the upcoming year. Front, from left, Senior Vice President Eileen Carey and President Susan Locks. Standing, from left, District 1 President Laura Santino, Treasurer Barbara Benoit, Chaplin Karen Grover, Junior Vice President Terri Petitio, Historian Sheri Della Vecchia, and Asst. Sergeant of…

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Hmmmmm… chocolate!

January 15, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Auxiliary Unit is holding its 12th annual Valentine Chocolate Festival on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chairperson of the Valentine Chocolate Festival Cindy Kopcza that event always has a good turnout and is a fun way to raise some money.…

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American Legion Auxiliary would like your old books

May 3, 2014
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Southington American Legion members Norren Heath, left, and Rachel Wache with one of the book bins.

By Ed Harris Editor The American Legion Auxiliary is back in the book business. Up until a few months ago, the auxiliary had utilized two Got Books bins to help fund literacy programs in the local school system. However, the company went out of business, putting a stop to the practice. Now a new company,…

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Touch a Truck is a success

May 22, 2013
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Army National Guard members Jordan Tharp, Donato Williams, Aryella Edwards and Rafal Wojtowicz.

The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Touch a Truck event, in collaboration with the Southington Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, May 18 at Derynoski Elementary School. There were military trucks, an Army helicopter, rescue vehicles, fire engines, police vehicles, animal control car, school bus, operation life saver (railroad crossing), cement mixer, motorcycles, garbage…

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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

February 21, 2013
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Jeremy Spooner with Rachel Wache of the American Legion Auxiliary. Jeremey was recently awarded the American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award.

DePaolo Middle School student Jeremy Spooner was recently presented with an American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award for his actions in saving the life of his father in November 2011. Jeremy had learned the Heimlich maneuver in Health class and would end up using it on his father later that same day. On the fateful…

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Everyone loves chocolate

February 9, 2013
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Chocolate fest-Jr. Legion-Shelly Starr (advisory chair), Lindsey Starr (Jr President) Elizabeth Raggozzino (VP) and Isabelle Tedeschi

The American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Valentine Chocolate Festival was held on Saturday, Feb. 2. Various chocolate themed Valentine Day items were available. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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Fill That Military Truck for soldiers

November 10, 2012
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by Ed Harris Editor The Giving Back Girls is working with the Connecticut Army National Guard and the state American Legion Auxiliary to hose Help a Soldier and Fill That Military Truck later this month. The Giving Back Girls was formed in October 2010 by Erin Gibney. The group currently has 14 members. The group…

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