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Poppy Days

May 19, 2011

(Photo by Jennifer Barr/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Mayor James Wehrle (right), here with Pat Rougeux (center), American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Unit 62 secretary and poppy chairperson, and Brenda Scarantine, Unit 62 treasurer (left), has issued a proclamation declaring today and Saturday as American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days. Members of the post and Unit 62 will conduct their Poppy Program from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Wal-Mart, Comet Market and County Market. Proceeds from the poppies are used for veterans and their families and for a $300 scholarship Unit 62 presents every year to the daughter or granddaughter of a veteran who needs assistance to further her education.

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