Oxford American Legion Auxilliary

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."
ALA 2016 Valentine's Day Bake & Soup Sale flyer
What's happening soon-- (please visit our calendar page too)

Coming Soon: Our Unit is having a Valentine's Day Bake and Soup Sale during the Sunday Community Breakfast, 7:30 - 11 a.m. Local Unit 376 members will be called upon to donate baked goods or soups that we can sell. The Valentine's theme should stir up some tasty creations!!! Click on the thumbnail at right for a printable PDF flyer.

CC ALA meeting, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Sherburne Post 876. The next Chenango County ALA meeting will be February 1st, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at Lt. Warren E. Eaton DSC American Legion Post 189, 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich, NY. The business meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
(Picture from Dec. 1, 2014 with Charlene LaFever, Resi Fuller, Mary Lou McAvoy, Judi Baker, PJ Cobb and other members.)

The next "regular" meeting of our ALA Unit 376 will be Monday, February 8, (new time) 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY. We will finish up plans for our Valentine's Day Bake and Soup Sale.

March 19th, 2016, Award Ceremony at Post 376. Watch for details.

The NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford, 6th District ALA 2016 schedule:
February 11, Thursday, 10 a.m. - Valentine's Day" Flower Day"
February 12, Friday, 10:00 a.m. - Female Veterans Tea

March 15, Tuesday, 1:30 a.m. - St. Patrick's Cookie Decorating Day
March 26, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - Easter Bonnet Decorating Day (for men and women)

May 6, Friday, 10 a.m. - "Flowers Day" for Mother's Day (flower arrangements)

June 20, Monday, 1:30 p.m. - Male Veterans Casino Day for Fathers Day
(Remember if you come to help, to report your volunteer hours.)

Watch for news about Unit 376's fall PIG ROAST for the ALA scholarship fund in May or early June 2016. The location will be at the Oxford Rod & Gun Club. Food, music, beer, wine and lots of fun, fun, fun!

American Red Cross blood donor with pin.

The American Red Cross is back at the Fort Hill Post 376 for another blood drive on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 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.

For more events, visit the Calendar page.Cmdr. D. Ardron, G. Johnson, L. Place and J. Sherman on Veterans Day 2014

What We Do
TELEVISION COVERAGE '14: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, was the Legion's Veterans Day ceremony. Ch. 12, WBNG's Kerry Longobucco came to film it, complete with interviews, too. http://www.wbng.com/…/Honoring-military-members-and-their-f…

TELEVISION COVERAGE '13: 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.

Auxiliary Unit 376 marching in the Memorial Day parade 2013.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.


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