NORTH ADAMS -- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Dr. George L. Curran Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 996, held its regular monthly meeting Nov. 25 at the post home on the Mohawk Trail.
President Heather Patton presided over the meeting attended by 16 members.
Veterans & Family Support Chairwoman Mary Risch reported on a Thanksgiving trip to the Soldier On facility at the Northampton VA Medical Center. Pies, brownies and cakes were delivered. A letter of appreciation was read for the October donations.
Americanism Chairwoman Mary Williams distributed literature on purchasing a mem orial brick to be laid at the North Adams Public Library. It was also announced that Cel este Kordana was the winner of an American flag.
Cancer Chairwoman Marga ret Paradise distributed literature on lung cancer awareness. She said the handmade quilt, raffled to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Cancer Aid & Research program, was won by Heather Edmonds of Agawam. Cancer in memoriam donations were received in memory of Raymond Briggs and Franklin Williams.
Hospital Chairwoman Johanna Risch reported 65 Thanks giving baskets were delivered to a ward at the Northampton VA Medical Center.
Holiday donations made include: $100 to the National VFW "Sandy" relief fund, Wreaths Across America, San ta Fund, and VFW National Home for Children Health and Happiness Christmas Cheer program. Other donations made were to the Department Cancer Aid and Research program, Bessye Hanken Youth Awards program, National Military Services, Hospital Fund, Patient's personalized gift program at the Northampton VA Medical Center, Convention Fund and Depart ment President's Special Pro ject "the Education Center at the Wall."
The auxiliary Christmas party at the Boston Seafood Res taurant was held Dec. 2.
Dec. 16 -- Children's Christ mas party at the post home at 1 p.m.
Dec. 31 -- Dinner/dance to ring in the New Year. Patton may be reached for ticket information.
Lunch was served by Louise Briggs, Hazel Mack and Jo anna Wilson.
The next regular meeting will be Jan. 27, at 1 p.m., at the post home.