The AuGres VFW Junior Girls Chapter ride a float in the AuGres Memorial Day Parade.
John Fischer Staff writer
AuGRES — The AuGres Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Ladies Auxiliary reopened its Junior Girls Chapter after a brief layoff when the previous group leader moved out of the area.
According to new Group Leader Stacy Sesler, the group has grown to nine members since its reinstatement earlier this May.
“It started last year, but then the leader had to move away for whatever reasons,” Sesler said. “I didn’t want to leave all the mom’s who brought their daugh-ters left out in the blue, so I volunteered to do whatever I had to do to take over as group leader.”
She says the Junior Girls participate in a number of community outreach projects including writing letters to soldiers overseas, volunteering in nursing homes and participating in Buddy Poppy Campaigns.
“Right now we’re making cards for veterans in VA Medical Centers,” Sesler said.
She added the group plans to have a bake sale fundraiser at the Spring VFW Bazaar to raise funds for community projects as well as its spring carnival to introduce its members.
Read more in the Oct. 22 edition of "The Arenac County Independent."