Legion Auxiliary members with the sewing project the Unit completed for the Luverne Veteran’s Home.  From left:  Rosie Potter, Vicki Roiger, Maureen Miesen and Alicia Sturm.

Local Legion Auxiliary sews for veteran’s home

by Jeff Krueger

The Springfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 257 recently completed a project for the veterans at the Veteran’s Home in Luverne, Minnesota.  The group was looking for a hands-on project that would directly benefit the veterans in the Second American Legion District.

The Veteran’s Home in Luverne opened in 1994 and has a capacity of 85 residents.  Since 1994, 893 veterans have passed through it’s doors.  Current residents range in age from 36 to 102.

The Unit contacted the Veteran’s Home activities director Duane Mabon and found that they were in need of cover-up bibs to be used at mealtimes.  They voted to make 250 cover-ups for the home.

Auxiliary President Alicia Sturm purchased the towels for the project.  Rosie Potter, Nancy Vogel, Maureen Miesen, Vicki Roiger, Laura Bast and Arliss Petersen did the sewing and turned the bath towels into cover-ups.  Richard and Alicia Sturm delivered them to Luverne.

The Veteran’s Home uses a large number of cover-ups each day, so the Auxiliary may be sewing more of them.  Members—do you like to sew?  Come and join the other members and share your time and ideas at an Auxiliary meeting.  The group meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Legion Club.

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