Local Auxiliaries encourage patriotism through the promotion of community Memorial Day Services, participation in parades and service on committees publicizing observance of national holidays. They greet new citizens at Naturalization Court and present certificates and monetary prizes at graduation ceremonies to students excelling in the study of American History. Volunteers serve as guides at the G.A.R. Civil War Museum and Library, explaining exhibits and assisting researchers. Dressed in authentic reproductions of Civil War period clothing, members present illustrated talks and first person impressions of noted Civil War personalities at schools and community meetings. We cooperate in the sponsorship of military balls and reenactments of actual Civil War events and battles to acquaint the public with our country's history.

Charitable deeds are encouraged and are an important part of our Auxiliary life. Members are very generous in giving of their time and substance. Visits are made to nursing homes and hospitals providing musical entertainment, parties and companionship to the residents. Lap robes are knitted and books collected for distribution to Veterans Administration Hospitals. Volunteers drive the elderly and disabled to church, doctor's appointments, and food markets. Eyes are transported for the eye bank, meals cooked for needy children, and service given to the Meals on Wheels program for shut-ins. Sisters are always ready to offer assistance and comfort to each other in time of need. At the annual Encampment the National organization presents a donation to a charity or veterans home in the city in which they are holding their meeting.

Camp 89 Auxiliary Activities

 

 

Boy Scout Events and Ceremonies

Civil War Education in Schools

Living History Programs

Packages to Soldiers overseas

Gift Bags to veterans in Nursing Homes

Information Booth at events

Assisting the Colonel Crowther Foundation for their events in Living History

Camp 89 Auxiliary Fundraisers

 

1st Quilt- Civil War Letters to Home

Table and 2 Chairs – Civil War Period Style

Bake sale

Two Florial Arrangements

2nd Quilt - Dizzy Flying Geese

Three Gift Baskets

Baby Afghan

Donation can at all events