Madison American Legion Auxiliary members, from left, Harriet Bryant, Kathleen Randall, Lauraine Mercier, Robin Turek, Sandy Ingalls, Tena Ireland and Pat Santoni, recently prepared and sent thank-you care packages to active duty American Legion members. Each gift was put in a camouflage zippered bag with the words Thank You embroidered on it. The 31 bags were purchased through American Legion Auxiliary member Sharelyn Parker. They were filled with items such as toiletries and fun stuff. The packages were mailed to the 10 members of the American Legion Post 39, Madison, who are on active duty in the military (stateside and abroad), according to a news release from the auxiliary. For more information about the auxiliary, visit or

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