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Jerome auxiliary volunteering award

Jerome American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46 received an award for having 200,000 volunteer hours for community service. Pictured are, from left, Diane Poston, Jerome Unit 46 president, and Linda Blanton, District Four president.

JEROME — American Legion Auxiliary Jerome Unit 46 members Diane Poston, Phyllis Posey, Ann Reasch, and Linda Helms attended the Fourth District American Legion and Auxiliary meeting Nov. 4 at the Wendell Post Building. Members from Gooding, Mountain Home, Wendell, and Jerome discussed activities for the coming year.

The Jerome Auxiliary Unit was presented with an award for having obtained 200,000 volunteer hours for community service. This award has never before been given in Idaho, said a statement from the auxiliary.

One member of Jerome Unit 46 was given an award from the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho for Unit Member of the Year, which was presented at the Veterans Day dinner Nov. 11 at the Jerome American Legion Hall.

At the meeting, it was announced that Auxiliary National President Diane Duscheck was scheduled to be in Twin Falls Nov. 17 and to tour the North Side Military Museum in Jerome.

Auxiliary members save Box Tops for Education for the local schools. The auxiliary chooses local high school, junior class, young ladies to attend Girls State each year. The auxiliary association has school scholarships available. Poppies are distributed to the public around Memorial Day.

Fourth District officers for 2017-2018 are President Linda Blanton and Secretary/Treasurer Carmen Metzer, both of Mountain Home, and Chaplain Phyllis Posey and Historian Linda Helms, both of Jerome.

Information: 208-944-4300.

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