Please support the Poppy Campaign

CHRIS ABBOTT/FILE PHOTO Wreaths are presented at the Tillsonburg cenotaph during a Remembrance Day ceremony by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Tillsonburg Branch 153. jpg, TN

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At this time of the year, the Royal Canadian Legion Varnavair Branch 153 is busy preparing for the upcoming Poppy Campaign.

The 2019 campaign runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 10.

Thanks to local businesses that made contributions, local merchants that allowed us to display poppy boxes, and to the general public of Tillsonburg and area. The 2018 campaign raised $22,800.

These funds were used to support the Veterans Care and Comfort Fund and the Veterans’ Arts Program at Parkwood Institute; local Veterans’ needs; sponsoring of bursaries at Glendale High School; Varnavair Air Cadet Squadron; and a Veterans’ Dinner on November 11, 2018.

Anyone wishing to donate two and a half hours of their time to man one of the four locations in town can contact the Legion office at 510-842-5281 or drop into the canteen and add their name to the volunteer list.

Once again, thank you for all your support of the 2018 Poppy Campaign and we look forward to your continued efforts this year!

Yours in Remembrance,

Don Burton, Tillsonburg Poppy Chairman, Royal Canadian Legion