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The local Legion Ladies' Auxiliary met on June 13, with President Alfreda Easton called the meeting to order.

With this being the final meeting before the summer break, a potluck supper was enjoyed by all at 6 p.m. President Alfreda Easton then called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

An application for membership was presented for Karen Robinson, which passed. Her initiation to follow at a future date.

Meanwhile, Lisa Gushulak from Atikokan transferred into the local auxiliary while new member Gabriella McDougall was initiated.

Welcome to both. It's so nice to see young ladies join our auxiliary.

The attendance draw winner was Carolyn Oliver while the 50/50 draw winner was Joanne Gosselin.

The June birthday gift winner was Giselle Calder, with cards to Sandy Bridgeman and Dee Ducharme.

Janet Lambert won the July birthday gift, with cards to Danette Allan, Wilna Meyers, and Barb Everett.

There was auxiliary representation at the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadet Squadron's annual ceremonial review held June.

President Easton presented monetary support.

There also was a “Relay for Life” sponsorship for auxiliary member Heather Gunderson to participate.

As well, two luminaries were purchased on behalf of the auxiliary—one in memory and one in honour of members past and present.

In other news, the annual July 1 pancake breakfast is a go, with posters up around town.

The Ladies' Auxiliary Colour Party will march in the July 1 parade as well as ride on the float. Any auxiliary members interested in marching or riding on the float are asked to contact Linda Laroque at 275-9122.

The Colour Party also will march in the July 4 parade in International Falls. Anyone interested is asked to contact Linda.

Meanwhile, plans are in the works for the annual Remembrance Day tea, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 this year.

We always are looking for help to stage it.

The auxiliary's next general meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

If you would like to know more about joining this group of fun and hard-working ladies, contact Cindy Noble (274-6743) or Joanne Gosselin (274-5932).

Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer. See you in September!

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