American Legion Auxiliary’s Spring Fling event a hit!

Erica Miller / Gazette Photographer   
The Spring Fling Fashion Show at the Halfmoon American Legion on Saturday early afternoon, April 16, 2016. The show was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Mohawk Unit 1450, a fundraiser to benefit veterans and community charities.Erica Miller / Gazette Photographer The Spring Fling Fashion Show at the Halfmoon American Legion on Saturday early afternoon, April 16, 2016. The show was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Mohawk Unit 1450, a fundraiser to benefit veterans and community charities.

By Cady Kuzmich

Gazette Reporter

 

Halfmoon — The American Legion Mohawk Unit 1450 Auxiliary hosted their second annual Spring Fling Fashion Show and luncheon Saturday April 16. The auxiliary sold tickets to the event until April 2 for $30. The event was sold out by April 6.  The event brought in $4,000 last year.

 

All net proceeds go directly to veterans needs,” said Auxiliary member and press coordinator Kathy Gallucci.

 

This year’s event began at 11:30 a.m. and featured vendors including Accessorize, Bumble Beads, Park Avenue Confections and Mary Kay Cosmetics. The event included raffles, a silent auction, door prizes and fashions by Christopher Banks and CJ Banks of Colonie Center. Senator Kathy Marchione and Assemblywoman Daphne Jordan were also in attendance.

 

The lunch included a choice of stuffed chicken breast, stuffed filet of sole or vegetarian lasagna. “There won’t be any women waiters. The men will be serving the food,” said Brown before the event. Tickets are available until April 2 for $30.

 

Through their various events and celebrations, the Auxiliary hopes to educate the community about the various charities which support veterans such as VET HELP, an organization which provides shelter for homeless veterans though The Guardian House and The Vet House in Ballston Spa.

 

The post’s auxiliary president, Sandy Brown said the Legion is a good place to donate if you want your money to go straight to the veterans. “There aren’t any administrative fees. It all goes where it’s needed,” she said.
There are 206 Auxiliary members in the Mohawk Unit 1450 post.