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Guidish, Bubb honored at Rossiter Legion’s annual banquet

December 18, 2012

Shawn Guidish and Dick Bubb were granted honorable lifetime memberships by the Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 for their hard work and dedication to the club over the years. Pictured (from left): Denny Byers, club manager; Guidish and Bubb. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Punxsutawney Spirit)

ROSSITER — The Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 honored two of its members with honorable lifetime memberships at their annual Christmas party Friday at the legion hall in Rossiter.

"We honored Shawn Guidish and Dick Bubb with honorable lifetime memberships for their hard work and dedication to the club over the years," said Barbara Mack, of the Rossiter American Legion.

Mack said Guidish, in addition to delivering the mail, does everything for the club including, planning, hiring of bartenders, secretarial work, plans the dinners and all does all of the decorating for the holidays.

Both were made honorable lifetime members which is above a lifetime member.

Mack said the Rossiter American Legion was formed in 1935 and was named the Seger-Baun Post for two veterans from Rossiter who lost their lives in WWI.

She said the organization was started by Chris Stamler and other Rossiter veterans.

"The first club was held in the Arch Catalano Sr. home, later on a new building was purchased and free labor by the veterans got the club constructed," Mack said, adding that it has continued to grow and the current building was constructed on the site of the former Rossiter High School.

Mack said the post has a military honor guard which consists of many members in their 80s including: John Shaffer, 86; Bob Snyder, 87; Art Woods, 85; Earl Clontz, 80; Arch Serian, 87; and Gordon Shaffer, 78 the first sergeant.

"The club is managed by Denny Byers and Guidish who do an amazing job with very little compensation," she said.

Mack said along with the great bartenders and even our cleaning staff the Rossiter American Legion continues to impress.

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
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