The Ladies Auxiliary of the John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 has had a very active calendar the last few weeks.
On April 24, President Ginny Seefeldt and Scholarship Chairman Nancy Calendine attended the NJROTC Awards Banquet, presenting the Auxiliary annual scholarship to Cadet Allie Stripling.
At the regular meeting of the Auxiliary and Post the room was filled with students from Port St. Joe High School.
Awards were given to four young women who entered the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards, a National Contest of the Auxiliary which begins at the local level.
Receiving awards were Sophia Harrison, Caroline Rish and Katharine Loden.
Our winner at the local level was awarded to Laura Sinor. Her art work will be on display at the State Convention in Jacksonville.
Their families and teacher, Mrs. Julie Hodges, were in attendance. The Auxiliary was pleased to give a donation to the Odyssey of the Mind team headed to Iowa to compete at world level.
The Ladies will be around the area at local businesses on Saturday, May 24 with poppies for donation in honor of Memorial Day. Please remember those who have served. Members are reminded that monthly meetings are at the Post on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Those interested in joining our Auxiliary should contact the Post at 1774 Trout Avenue, Highland View.