VFW Post 2772 Ladies Auxiliary/Junior Girls Unit
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2772 in Sherman recently institute a Junior Girls Unit. Members of the new unit are girls ages 5 through 16 and are daughters, foster daughters, step-daughters, granddaughters, sisters, foster sisters, step-sisters and half-sisters of anyone eligible for membership into the VFW.
Members of the Junior Girls Unit write letters to soldiers, send care packages to overseas military units, volunteer at nursing homes and make favors and cards for veterans in VA medical centers. They also raise funds to fight cancer, participate in Buddy Poppy campaigns, march in parades, present United States flags to community groups and educate others about flag etiquette.
Junior Girls Unit officers are: Hailey Ray Harris, president; Cheyenne Harper, senior vice president and secretary; Shea Harris, junior vice president; Anigelina Schneberger, treasurer; Lindsey Lay, conductress; Mylani Monaghan, chaplain; and Erika Jade Schneberger, guard. Other charter members are Madilyn M. Brown, Mackensie M. Brown, Makayla P. Capps, Madisan Beckcom, Kara Beckcom and Shayna Robertson. Auxiliary president, Linda Harding, oversees the junior unit and can be reached at 903-815-5773 for more information.
The Young American Patriotic Art Contest entries are due on or before March 31. Contact the auxiliary for more information.
On Feb. 15, auxiliary members were treated to a steak dinner, wine and roses by the VFW Post 2772.
Surviving Sisters, Inc.
An informational meeting on the non-profit Surviving Sisters, Inc. is set for Feb. 28 at the Denison Public Library. The session will run from 2 p.m .until 5 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in learning more about or becoming involved in the organization.
Based in Denison, Surviving Sisters, Inc. has a mission of networking throughout the area in order to help women and children in need and to provide safety and support for them in a variety of ways. The goal is also to raise awareness of the increasing occurrences of abuse and victimization of women and/or their children, and the subsequent problems arising from that.
Meeting topics will include an introduction to the organization and its mission, the need for volunteers and potentially organizing support groups.
For more information, call 903-337-7799.