The Ladies Auxiliary to Post #2411 in Las Animas held their annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 8.

The Ladies Auxiliary to Post #2411 in Las Animas held their annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 8. Twenty members pictured attended and enjoyed the wonderful meal and camaraderie. New members installed were Louella Cruz, Linda Morlan, Penny Calhoon and Bessie Namath. Frances Trujillo and Yollie Cisneros coordinated the silent auction and raised $154 to benefit the National Military Service.

The members signed Christmas cards for veterans at the Pueblo Nursing Home and Fort Lyon veterans. They wrapped and will deliver presents to local veterans in the nursing home, in the special veterans’ homes in the area, and to the veterans at Fort Lyon.

Toni Torrez coordinated the drawing for two turkeys — Bessie Namath and Donna Dodson were the lucky winners. Betty Salas, Karen VanEgmond and Kathleen Tomlin made final arrangements for the Wreaths Across America Program at Fort Lyon National Cemetery on Dec. 13.

The members had a very productive and enjoyable evening in honor of our veterans. If you are interested in becoming a member of this auxiliary, call Kathleen Tomlin at 456-2948 for membership criteria and information.