Legion 72 collecting gifts for statewide conference

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PARIS — The South Paris Foster-Carroll Legion and Auxiliary 72 met for a potluck supper and business meeting on Jan. 9 with two guests interested in joining the auxiliary. President Carol Gould led the business meeting welcoming Nora Olson and Stephannie Fournier, who were voted in as new members.

The unit’s charter was draped in honor of recently deceased members Edna Tobin, who had been a member for 40 years, and for Elsie Pechnic, who was an active member for 22 years.

A motion was made and carried to offer two $300 scholarships to two senior applicants toward college scholarship expenses.

Committee chairpersons reported on their activities. Indoor yard sales will be held at the Legion Hall on Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, April 16, with Jean Britton as chairperson. Public suppers with dances to follow will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, and March 16. More details will be announced later.

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The mid-winter State-wide Auxiliary Conference will be held on Jan. 18 and 19. Gift items are to be sold as noted in the Pine Tree News for Special Olympics and they are to be brought in the Legion Hall or to Sylvia’s home by Jan. 18.

No students were interested in participating in the annual Legion Oratorical Contest this year.

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