Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Jean Doran Matua, Editor
The Kimball Legion Club will have to make room for another plaque on one of their walls. This time it's for the girls' unit called the Junior Auxiliary.
The Kimball Legion Junior Auxiliary, Unit #261, was awarded the Cederberg & Langenbrunner Community Service Plaque last month at the state convention in Morton.
This award goes to the one Junior Auxiliary in the state deemed to be the most committed to community service. There are no separate categories for large or small groups, or large or small towns. Kimball's Legion Auxiliary was selected from among all in the state, regardless of the size of the club.
Auxiliary member and leader Cindy May is pretty proud that her five-member club outdid much larger clubs in the state. And rightfully so.
The girls have been involved in helping at the St. Cloud VA Hospital, for example at ice cream socials, and writing cards to the patients there. They have hosted Halloween parties for kids at the Legion Club, and held fundraisers like bake sales and selling grilled pork chops. They participate in local parades with the Legion Auxiliary and the Legion, as well as the Veterans Day program at the high school and the annual Memorial Day program at the elementary school. They've even cut and donated their hair for charity.
It's clear that these girls understand the meaning of "service." And it's wonderful that they've been acknowledged with this award (although it probably won't make a bit of difference in all the things they continue to do for the community.