Polk County American Legion Auxiliary recognized with award
Published 9:54 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Mike Collins, Commander of Tryon’s American Legion Post 250, gave special recognition to the Ladies Auxiliary, at a spaghetti supper on Aug. 31.
Cindy Worrall, president of the Ladies Auxiliary, accepted the award on behalf of the ladies of the unit that put much time and effort into the award-winning project, which involved providing service animals for use in the K9’s for Wounded Warriors Service Animal Project.
Presently, there are about 72 dogs in the program training facility near Jacksonville, Fla. Amazingly, five of the dogs have been provided by the local unit. The local auxiliary has received support from Post 250, as well as the Foothills Humane Society.
The supper was well attended with about $2,000 raised to help defray the cost of acquiring, transporting and training the animals at the Florida facility. Most of the dogs in training are of the Labrador and Golden Retriever breed, chosen for their quiet and friendly demeanor.
– article submitted by John L. Johnson