Letter: Poppy Days a huge success for veterans

By on June 2, 2011

The members of the Daniel Simpson American Legion Auxiliary No. 630, Elburn, wish to thank the community for their generosity toward our Poppy Days on May 20 and 21. Your show of support for this important program is greatly appreciated.

We would also like to thank the many Legion and Auxiliary volunteers that put in hours on the streets. Legionnaires—Wiley Overley, Al Anderson, Jerry Lonigro, George Morris, Lloyd DaMask, Norbert Lund, Lou Swiderski, Dennis Richmond and Jim Elgar. Auxiliary members—Kay Swift, Robin Harley, Marleah Anderson, Pennie Griesmann and Carrie Petrie.

Many thanks go out to the area businesses that allowed us to be inside or outside of their buildings. Jewel/Osco, Mobil Gas, Elburn Kountry Kettle, Papa G’s, Ream’s Meat Market, Elburn Post Office, Blackberry Inn, Metra Station and Schmidts. Thank you for all courtesies extended to our volunteers.

All the proceeds of Poppy Days go towards veterans and their families. Elburn Auxiliary donated over $1,700 to veterans programs this past year. The Elburn unit hopes to continue to help with the needs of our veterans who have and are currently giving so much for our country. We hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day and took some time to reflect on the reason for the holiday … remembering our veterans.

Cara Bartel and Jan Herra
Poppy Chairmen
Daniel Simpson Unit No. 630, Elburn