JEROME — Nellie Polegay, a member of Jerome American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46, received an award from the American Legion Auxiliary Department for Idaho Unit Member of the Year.
The National American Legion Auxiliary had asked each local auxiliary unit to nominate a Unit Member of the Year. There are 10 auxiliary units in Idaho with a total of 2,006 members.
Polegay was nominated by members of Unit 46. She quilts hundreds of lap robes which she gives to Idaho veterans. She was presented with her award by Unit 46 President Diane Poston Nov. 11 at the Jerome American Legion Hall during the Veterans Day award ceremony to her surprise.
Polegay is always in need of material, thread, and batting to create more lap robes. To donate any materials for this project, call 208-944-4300 and leave a message or come to the auxiliary meeting at 4 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the American Legion Hall, 700 N. Lincoln, Jerome.