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.
What's happening soon-- (please visit our calendar page too)
The next CC ALA meeting will be on Monday, June 2, 2014, 6:30 PM, at the Sherburne American Legion Post Post #876, 15 S. Main Street, Sherburne, NY. Bring a "covered dish." The ALA meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Carol Johnson, 6th D. Field Service Rep., organizes special events at the NYS Vets' Home for the residents. She is always looking for volunteers. See the calendar on our Unit 376 bulletin board across from the Post's bar.
Mary Genung is now a resident at the NYS Veterans' Home. Mary has been a member of our Unit 376 for 52 years! She managed the Vets' Home gift shop for several years too. She's receiving lots of good care there.
For more events, visit the Calendar page.
What We Do
TELEVISION COVERAGE: 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. They volunteer at the NYS Veterans' Home, nursing homes, food and clothing banks, and they organize fundraisers like the (mostly) annual Great Garage Sale Day and Bake Sale, Memorial Poppy sales, the John Sherman Scholarship, and others. 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 Sally Finch Memorial Book Fund which donates books to the Oxford Academy Primary School.
The second Saturday in May is the Great Garage Sale Day & Bake Sale, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. This fundraiser rents spaces in the Fort Hill Legion parking lot for people interested in selling all sorts of things like garage/attic items, antiques, or crafts while the ALA Unit sells food like hot dogs and donuts and delicious baked goods -just in time for Mother's Day- as well as their own 'garage sale' items. School groups, educational orgs, or promotional booths are welcome to participate. Vist the Fundraisers page for a link to an application.