Local girl completes term as AL Auxiliary president

Annamarie Wilson completed her year as the state president of the Junior American Legion Auxiliary by representing Oregon at the National American Legion Auxiliary Convention held recently in San Antonio, Texas.

Her essay, titled, “What My American Legion Auxiliary Means to Me,” was selected by acclamation to be presented at the Senior Convention.

She, along with her sister Brittany Wilson, the state sergeant at arms, marched in the parade. Seventy-nine girls representing 29 states attended.

During her term of office, almost $500 was raised for Camp Attitude. In addition, at each state meeting, those attending did a service project. Donations of 25 personal care packages were made to the Salvation Army Homeless Youth Shelter in Portland and 100 pounds of food was collected for the food bank. Seventy pairs of socks were given to the Oregon Veterans Home. In total, 5,939 hours of volunteer service were given by junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary in Oregon.

Annamarie is a sophomore at Sweet Home High School. Brittany is in the eighth grade at Sweet Home Junior High.

The girls are the daughters of Marvin and Jan Hufford Wilson.