Thanks for Poppy Awareness Days - Shaw Local

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Thank you from the Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 489, to our wonderful community for their contributions to the success of Poppy Awareness Days in Yorkville May 9-15, 2022.

A big thank you to Mike & Denise’s, Jewel-Osco, Walgreens and Grace Food and Spirits for allowing us to distribute poppies outside of their stores in memory of our veterans in return for donations. We value working with our fine local establishments. Thank you also to the Yorkville Junior Women’s Club for granting us a spot at their Spring Craft Fair and to the generosity of the individuals at 100+ Women Who Care for their contributions.

We also express our sincere appreciation to the companies that have allowed us to place donation boxes in their stores: Ace Hardware, Anytime Fitness, Bella Tressa Hair Salon, Brenart Eye Clinic, Casey’s, First National Bank of Omaha, City Hall, Cornish Chiropractic; culvers; Gracefulness; Hampton Inn; heartland school; Holiday Inn Express; Kennedy Pointe; Legion Staff; Yorkville Moose Lodge, Old Second Main Bank & Drive-up, Rosati’s Pizza, Silver Dollars, Silver Fox;, SMOKEY’S, Southbank Original BBQ, Sunfields, Ups Store and Yorkville Liquors.

Thank you to Kendall County Record, WSPY Radio and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce for helping us raise awareness in the community. A big thank you to the Yorkville Legion, SAL, Riders and Legion Auxiliary members and their family members, as well as to the community volunteers for staffing the stations outside of the stores distributing poppies and raising funds.

The American Legion Auxiliary is giving out poppies as part of our longstanding mission to honor the fallen and support veterans. Wear your poppy as a sign of support for those who have willingly served our nation and protected our freedom. The Flanders poppy has become an internationally known and recognized symbol of the life sacrificed in war and the hope that no one died in vain.

Thank you to a very generous and supportive community. All proceeds from the poppy fundraiser go towards the rehabilitation of our veterans and their families.

Johanna Leibold

Chair of Yorkville Poppy Days 2022