The Clinton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 103 recently donated $2,000 to the Coalition for Veterans’ Concerns. The Decatur-based organization helps military veterans in the area, including veterans from Clinton. The funds came from donations collected from the public during the Auxiliary’s annual Poppy Day, held in Clinton and Wapella. All money collected during Poppy Day must be used to help needy veterans and their families. The Auxiliary helps local veterans also takes items to veterans at the Danville Veterans Administration Hosptial. Auxiliary officers expressed thanks to people who donate to the Poppy Day program. Pictured, left to right, Kathy Clayton, secretary of Unit 103; Judy Burris, vice president; Dan O’Laughlin and Emily Dobson, co-chairmen of the Coalition for Veterans Concerns; Majorie Devore, president of Unit 103; Lucy Brownlee, treasurer of the Coalition, and Marilyn Hight, treasurer of Unit 103.
Courtesy of American Legion Auxiliary