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Santaquin Legion Auxiliary honors veterans at dinner

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The Santaquin Veterans/Senior Citizen Center was packed to capacity at the November meeting as American Legion Auxiliary #84 honored 61 veterans and their partners with a prime rib dinner in recognition of Veterans Day. The crowd was entertained during the evening by Heather Hunt on the piano.

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A talk was given by Col. Ronald S. Jensen, US Army Ret., who spoke on his military experiences and the differences in the different wars over the years.

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Auxiliary President Chris Richins announced that due to the auxiliary’s fundraising this year, it was able to donate a check to the Fisher House at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City for $1,000 to be used as needed. The auxiliary also donated $500 to Santaquin American Legion Post #84 for new flags and maintenance at the Santaquin Cemetery Memorial.

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An Americanism Quilt was given away to winner D. Frandsen of Leamington. Next up was Andy Goudy, who entertained the crowd with cowboy poetry.

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The American Legion presented Special Recognition Awards to Ted Jones and Clement “Jake” Kester for their work with the unit over the years. The auxiliary was honored to have the mayor of Santaquin and council members in attendance.

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Last but not least, the auxiliary celebrated its 60th anniversary since becoming a unit. Charter member Bonnie Kay (Olson) was present to celebrate the occasion.

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