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  • VFW support robe-knitting member

  • The VFW Post 5923 Ladies Auxiliary is proud to support Rachel Arnold, a member of the Auxiliary in Camdenton.
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  • The VFW Post 5923 Ladies Auxiliary is proud to support Rachel Arnold, a member of the Auxiliary in Camdenton. Pictured are Lora Montgomery (left) and Rachel Arnold displaying one of the hundreds of lap robes Rachel has crocheted for Veterans who have been hospitalized in VA hospitals or are residents of VA nursing homes.
    The lap robes measure 36x42 inches, standard wheelchair size. Over the past 30 years, she has made approximately 2,500 of these colorful lap robes for Veterans. Although 94 years old and suffers from some ailments related to her age, she doesn't let that stop her.
    She recently celebrated her 94th birthday hosting a breakfast at the Lions Club in Osage Beach for her many friends. In lieu of personal gifts, she requested that anyone desiring to could make a cash donation for the Dogwood Animal Shelter or furnish supplies for the animals. A total of $478 was collected for Dogwood Animal Shelter, plus about $300 worth of supplies!
    This has been a custom of hers for five years and she plans to continue it. She recently was awarded a 25-year pin for her membership in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of which she is extremely proud.
    Thank you Rachel, from the VFW Post 5923 Ladies Auxiliary.
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