Ladies Auxiliary celebrate 60 years of service to community

Ladies are inviting area residents to join the Branch and Auxiliary during Legion Week

Ladies Auxiliary members to Branch 242 of the Royal Canadian Legion joined together recently to mark their 60th anniversary of service to the community of Barriere.  Pictured:  (l-r) Eleanor Anderson

Ladies Auxiliary members to Branch 242 of the Royal Canadian Legion joined together recently to mark their 60th anniversary of service to the community of Barriere. Pictured: (l-r) Eleanor Anderson

The Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 242 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Barriere recently celebrated 60 years of service to the community which was marked by a gathering of the ladies and the sharing of an anniversary cake.

Mrs. Jean Humphreys was the first president of the Auxiliary in the community from 1955 to 1957, followed by Margret Sadler-Brown and Birdie Lovellette. Kelly Searle is the current president.

The ladies raised funds by holding bazaars, dinners, bake sales and catering.

In 1967 the Auxiliary became an open Auxiliary which permitted more ladies to join.

Today the Ladies Auxiliary continue to provide catering services,  donate to the community, and render support to the Branch.   New members are always welcome.

The ladies are inviting area residents to join the Branch and Auxiliary during Legion Week.

Legion Week starts with a candlelight service on June 23 at the Barriere cemetery at 7 p.m., and then on June 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Legion will be hosting a community barbecue at the Bandshell with everyone invited to attend.