American Legion Auxiliary
Several members of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 60 Berkeley Springs, attended the mid-winter conference February 2-3, at the Lakeview Resort, Morgantown. Debbie Fox, unit president, Rachel Gray, Vickie Luttrell and Gale Chilcoat attended. The national guest was Irene Weber, American Legion Auxiliary central division national vice president from West Virginia.
During the auxiliary meeting, two other speakers, Margaret Cogswell, president of the West Council of Hospice spoke on the Hospice program and how it relates to veterans and Peggy Myers-Smith from the Children's Miracle Network. This network, founded in 1983, and is a group of 170 non-profit children's hospitals that provided premium care and research to help millions of children who have diseases or injuries. West Virginia University Children's Hospital is the only West Virginia hospital that is a member of the network.
The comfort items drive for veterans was once again held at the mid-winter conference. These items go to the Veteran Medical Centers and Veterans Home in West Virginia where the veterans receive these needed items. The drive was a success with $9,000 worth of items donated by the Legionnaries, Auxilliary and Squadron members. Post, Unit and Squadron 60 of Berkeley Springs donated over $400.
Unit 60 members are finalizing plans for cooking and serving lunch at Post 60's celebration in honor of the American Legion's 88th birthday. All paid-up members are welcome to attend this lunch on March 18 at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post Home, Berkeley Springs.