Fort Hill American Legion Auxiliary Unit #376
The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. They are proud to be helping for over ninety years of "Service Not Self, for Veterans, God and Country."
The American Red Cross is back at the Fort Hill Post 376 for another blood drive on Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. They usually will take walk-ins, but making an appointment is a much better idea. Visit the website: http://www.redcross.org/blood FMI/to find a location near you.
Volunteers are still needed for Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission. The mission will be from July 13 - 22, 2015, held at the Norwich Sr High School. Go online at http://volunteer.chenangouw.org or call the Chenango United Way offices at (607) 334-8815. They also need: coloring books, crayons, and magazines for waiting areas, and bath towels to be used as bedding in the veterinary area. Bring items to Chenango United Way, 83 N. Broad St, Norwich, NY.
The much anticipated Blackhawk Alumni Ice Breaker will be Friday, July 24, 2015, from 5:00 till 11:00 ? (or maybe later!). As always, this party will be held in the (Rt. 12) parking lot of the Fort Hill American Legion Post 376. The Post's address is 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY. This event is HUGE. Do you HAVE to be an alum? Nah! Just come and have fun! You can park and walk from the Washington Ave. side or park on Route 12. It is the last Friday of the last weekend in July.
The next Chenango County ALA meeting will be on Tuesday (just this one time, then back to Mondays), September 8, 2015, 6:30 PM, at the Lt. Warren E. Eaton,
DSC American Legion Post 189, located at 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich. The business meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m.
The Chenango County ALA's third annual Veterans Thank You Luncheon will be held at Post 376 on October 3, 2015. This is a complimentary soup and sandwich luncheon for all Chenango County armed forces veterans from noon until 3 p.m. There will be certificates, guest speakers, as well as tables of information to aid veterans and for networking.
Watch for news about Unit 376's fall PIG ROAST for the ALA scholarship fund and save the date, Saturday, October 10, 2015. The location will be at the Oxford Rod & Gun Club. Food, music, beer, wine and lots of fun, fun, fun!
HEADS UP! This is an early Fall 2015 Conference Call:
from the American Legion Auxiliary’s 6th District
For more events, visit the Calendar page.
What We Do
TELEVISION COVERAGE last year: Monday, May 27th, 2013, was the Legion's Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. (Read more on the fundraising page under Events.) It was filmed by Channel 12 Action news. It's modest, but be sure to see it here! They have a few photos too.
The ALA focuses on three major areas: Veterans, Young People, Americanism and the community. On the local level, the Oxford ALA has over 200 members, giving many volunteer hours to help the initiatives and programs of the Oxford Legion and the Oxford community.
Oxford Auxiliary members have achieved their own unique identity while working side-by-side with the Legionnaires and the Sons of the American Legion (SAL's), of Fort Hill Post #376. They have the honor of marching in the Memorial Day parade but they do a lot more!
The ALA is involved in youth activities such as the Oratorical Contest and Girls' State. Some members volunteer at the NYS Veterans' Home, nursing homes, food and clothing banks, and they organize fundraisers like Bake Sales and Soup Sales, Memorial Poppy sales, and the Oxtoberfest. They have even established an American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship. They're involved in other community projects such as promoting child literacy*; education; charities; and more. It is all accomplished with volunteers!
*Each fall Unit 376 sponsors a Harvest Dinner to raise money for the Finch Memorial Book and Education Fund which donates books to the Oxford Academy Primary School.
The Great Garage Sale Day & Bake Sale, has been canceled. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work.