On April 8, the American Legion and Auxiliary Post 279 in Elmore presented two checks to the Elmore Key Club. Legion auxiliary treasurer Monette Croll and legion President Tom Bockbrader presented the checks to Key Club advisor Jan Preston.
The funds were for folding American pocket flags for the Red Horse Squadron #200 from Camp Perry as they were preparing for their third deployment. At a send-off breakfast on Feb. 25, Mitzi Paule, of Elmore presented the unit with more than 300 flags, one for every member of the squadron.
“Garden Guys” honored
Fred Brinker, Ed Johns and Mick Johns recently received the National Association for Interpretation Region IV Outstanding Interpretive Volunteer Award for their work with the Wood County Park District.
Known as “The Garden Guys,” the trio has become an integral part of the district, donating a collective 3,255 hours of volunteer service between 2005 and 2009. Their projects include monitoring bluebird trails, constructing exhibits, planting and maintaining heritage and native gardens, and helping to refurbish items in the district’s Zimmerman School.
Egg hunt a success
Elmore American Legion Post #279 and its auxiliary and merchants from Elmore held their annual Easter Egg hunt for children April 3 Ory Park.
Legion and Auxiliary members colored approximately 1,000 eggs for the hunt. Thirty-five Elmore merchants provided gifts each for the children. Egg hunters were divided into age categories through age 10 and prizes were awarded in each bracket.