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.

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.

  • Our next ALA Unit 376 meeting will be on Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:30 PM, at the Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford. Please bring a "covered dish." We don't usually do this, but it is our installation meeting and we agreed at the last meeting that it would be nice to have a celebratory dinner.

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.

  • Lisa Lounsbury, 52, a member of our Unit 376 for 8 years, is fighting brain cancer (malignant glioblastoma). The American Legion in Oxford had a very successful breakfast fundraiser for Lisa, but please keep her in your thoughts and prayers, and keep wearing your gray support/awareness ribbons for her.
  • Our members lost in 2014: Patricia Ballin, 83, ALA Unit 376 member for 32 years, passed away on January 7. Barbara V. Bogie, 87, ALA Unit 376 -62 year member, secretary, and past president; passed away on May 21. RIP.

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.

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. 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! Barb Bogie readies the baked goods at the 4th Great Garage Sale.

*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.

 

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