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. 2014 patriotic Christmas tree in Post 376 decorated by the ALA.

What's happening soon-- (please visit our calendar page too)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

We have a patriotic, red, white, and blue decorated Christmas tree in the dining hall of Post 376 this year, and we've received many compliments! Be sure to come in and have a look. We will be making/shopping for more patriotic decorations and lights so it can be increasingly more spectacular each year. We also anxiously look forward to a new "star spangled" tree skirt handmade by quilter Kim Betts of Kim's Quilted Creations (Oxford, NY) for 2015.

Thank you everyone who brought in homemade cookies to the Veterans' Home volunteers luncheon we had on Saturday, 12-13-14. We served around 70 people and they love, love, loved the cookies!

The next CC ALA meeting will be on Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:30 PM, at the Lt. Warren E. Eaton, DSC American Legion Post 189 at 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich. The ALA meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m.

The next "regular" meeting of our ALA Unit 376 will be Monday, February 9, 7 PM. ALA patriotic snowmanat the Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford.

Back by popular demand: We will be having small planning meetings for the 2nd annual ALA New Year's Eve Dance Party. Get your tickets at the Legion bar: $30pp or $50/couple. There will be dance music by DJ Dennis and the 5 Minute Idols, open bar from 9-12, appetizers, and champagne toast(s). Your ticket also includes a chance at the door prize for a lottery ticket tree! There will be 9 raffle basket and two 2 50-50 drawings to vie for as well. The Auxiliary volunteers will bring some appetizers, but please bring a dish to pass. There will be a prize for best dressed male and best dressed female too. Everyone had such a great time we can't wait to do it again! Please join the party!!!

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 this year: 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 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.

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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