Legion Auxiliary donates lapghans to veterans
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Becca Farnsworth (left) Deanna Irvin and Mel Gilles were among recently honored by the American Legion Auxiliary in Moab. Courtesy photo
Becca Farnsworth (left) Deanna Irvin and Mel Gilles were among recently honored by the American Legion Auxiliary in Moab. Courtesy photo
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit No. 54, recently heard reports from 2013 Girls State delegates Deanna Irvin and Becca Farnsworth about their experiences and participation in Girls State last summer. The delegates learned first-hand how city, county, and state governments are run. They also said they gained more knowledge about the U.S. flag, and “felt even more patriotism,” American Legion Auxiliary officials said in a news release.

In attendance were several parents and one contributor, WabiSabi direct­or, Mel Gilles. Contributors were presented with certificates of gratitude and thanks.

Unit 54 reports that 120 lapghans were made, with great participation from ladies in the RSVP, and presented to the new Veterans Administration nursing home in Payson. Another 120 lapghans were sent to the new V.A. nursing home in Ivins. At the present time, lapghans are being made to send to the nursing home unit at the V.A. center in Grand Junction, Colo.

Unit 54 thanked Jeanette Bottoms of La Sal for helping with the project – she has crocheted at least 57 lap­ghans for the veterans in the nursing homes, according to organization officials. Unit 54 will soon visit Helen M. Knight Elementary School, Grand County Middle School and Grand County High School to provide teachers and their students inform­ation about participating in the 2014 Americanism essay contest.

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