HUDSON FALLS — Hudson Falls Post No. 574 American Legion Auxiliary honored the 2017 Girls State delegate, Emily Weaver of Hudson Falls High School, and the 2018 delegate, Amy Dixon, a student at Fort Edward High School, at its June 5 meeting.
Present as guests were Emily’s dad, Randy Weaver, and Amy’s mother, Shannon Brown.
Each girl was presented with a certificate and a Susan B. Anthony commemorative coin.
Emily gave an informative talk on the weeklong events she had participated in at SUNY Brockport last summer, while Amy stated how much she is looking forward to attending this July.
Both girls thanked the auxiliary for selecting and sponsoring their attendance at Girls State. Noma Bump, Doris Sikorak and Anne D. Murray serve on the Girls State Committee. Selection process begins for high school junior girls in the fall each year.
The evening also consisted of a dinner and swearing-in of newly elected officers for the 2018-19 year: President Gloria Cameron; First Vice President Kathleen Hayward; Second Vice President Ariel Guyett; Treasurer Cathy Flickenger; Secretary Anne D. Murray; Executive Committee members Mary Remsen, Donna Graham and Robin Taylor; and Chaplain Doris Sikorak.
The Hudson Falls auxiliary hosted June’s Washington County meeting with a picnic-style dinner. Longtime auxiliary member Edna Sexton, who passed away recently, was fondly remembered. Representing the Hudson Falls auxiliary at the county level are Vice President Gloria Cameron and Executive Committee Anne D. Murray. Anne and Barbara Neddo of the Whitehall post represented Washington County at the June meeting of the Fourth District Conference in Lake Placid. This is where resolutions and nominations for higher offices are formulated to be presented and voted on at the state Legion level.
Post No. 574 of the American Legion held its monthly house meeting on June 12, chaired by Commander Mike Cameron. Each unit of the post outlined its upcoming projects for review and approval. The Legion family thanked everyone in the community for their outstanding efforts and participation in the Memorial Day parade and remembrances/wreath-laying ceremonies. Also thanked were the Color Guard and all others who attended the Flag Day ceremonies at the post.
All used flags for disposal were treated with respect and honor. The raising of the American flag and MIA flag concluded the brief program.