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