Thank you from the Block Island American Legion Auxiliary
Ed. Note: The following letter was sent to us on June 29. Because of simple human error, we forgot to publish in our past edition.
To the Editor:
The American Legion Auxiliary thanks everyone who contributed to the success of our Annual Yard Sale. It was a very successful event, thanks to all of you who donated items for us to sell, the volunteers who worked hard to make it happen, and especially those of you who came and found treasures to take home.
Our raffle was equally successful. We had many generous prizes to offer, donated by many of our Island restaurants and gift stores, the airline and the ferry, as well as some Island artists and individuals. To each of you, please know that we are grateful for your generosity.
I also want to acknowledge the debt of gratitude we owe our Block Island business community for the generous donations given each year on Memorial Day weekend when Maureen Hoyt, our Vice President, collects for our annual Poppy Fund Drive.
The moneys raised are used to support veteran charities and VA hospitals, to provide our service people with phone cards and care packages, to support local food banks and B.I. charities, and to continue our scholarship for the Block Island School. We couldn’t do all this without you.
God Bless America!
Rheba McKernan, President
American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 36 of Block Island