Nadia Kerman and Jessica Shook, 2016 Buckeye Girls State delegates sponsored by Jenkins-Vaughan Auxiliary Unit 97, were guests of the Cardington Unit during its November meeting.
The girls, both of whom are seniors at Cardington-Lincoln High School, described their activities at the annual program held at the University of Mount Union last June. Shook said she had “an amazing time” at BGS learning about “our government”.
She was on the election board and helped with the voting process and was a deputy sheriff. She said she continues to keep in touch with the BGS county girls and hopes to get together with them over the Thanksgiving holiday. Kerman was mayor of her city and found there was a lot of work in government. She made laws for her city and made sure each girl had an office in her city of 55.
There were 850 girls at BGS this year. The girls noted their appreciation of the opportunity to attend and of the enthusiasm of the auxiliary members in charge. Each girl was presented an American flag by Shirley Robinson, unit flag chairman. Special guest at this meeting was Missy Shook, mother of Jessica.
During the business meeting, Robinson said the Americanism tests had been given to students at Mount Gilead, Gilead Christian and Cardington-Lincoln High Schools.
Reporting on Make A Difference Day, Clara McClenathan said 12 neck pillows were completed and taken to the Marion Area Cancer Clinic. Four more were completed later.
Auxiliary members will help provide help in the kitchen for Toy Bingo to be held at the Legion Hall on Dec. 7. The menu will be served by members who will work shifts starting at 5:30 – doors open at 6 and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
Robinson, unit flag chairman, said she has flags for sale. Betty Cook, unit membership chairman, reported she has seven more memberships to send to Department District 6 of the American Legion, will hold its Fall Conference meeting
at Post 97 on Dec. 4.
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