The North Creek American Legion Auxiliary Unit 628 was awarded a $350 grant from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region.
According to Sylvia Lawrence, Auxiliary president, the grant will be used for sending a girl to Girls’ State.
The Auxiliary has sent a girl to Girls’ State for many years, and the grant from the Community Fund will help continue the program. For one week during the summer, these students, along with juniors from all over New York, will participate in hands-on workshops pertaining to government and the political process learning the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.
They run political campaigns and debate and formulate legislation, thereby gaining an understanding and appreciation for the meaning of democracy.
Upon returning, the girls attend one of the Auxiliary's meetings and report on their week.
The North Creek American Legion Unit 629 supports veterans and their families in its community, in the county and patients at the Samuel Stratton VA Hospital in Albany.
The group also assists Post 629 at the Memorial Day Celebration each year, donates to the Dollars for Scholars Programs at Johnsburg and Minerva Central Schools and supports deploying soldiers at USO Fort Drum by donating toward care packages.