ROBERT H. BURNS

AMERICAN LEGION JUNIOR AUXILIARY UNIT 16

COVINGTON, LOUISIANA

JUNIOR AUXILIARY

 

 

Installation - Saturday, June 18, 2016

Honorary Junior Auxiliary President Emma Nicole Busby

 

HONORARY JUNIOR OFFICERS - 2016-2017

PRESIDENT:  EMMA NICOLE BUSBY

1ST VICE:  HAILEY OGDEN

SECRETARY:  AALIYAH ABDULLAH

HISTORIAN:  ANNELISE MUNSON

CHAPLAIN:  GABBY OGDEN

 

Little Miss Poppy 2016-2017 Hailey Marie Ogden

 

 

Louisiana War Veterans Home - Monday, July 18, 2016

Attending were Auxiliary President Rose Zimbro, Auxiliary members May Hartley, Brenda Ogden, Honorary Junior President Emma Busby, Legion members Raymond Hartley, Mike Peats, Terry Sharp and Sons members Ethan Sharp, Jr., Donald Taylor and Dylan Zimbro.  We served ice cream sundaes with all the fixings and cookies.  Bingo was played by about 30 War Vets residents and all had a good time.

 

 

 

Forest Manor Nursing Home - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Honorary Junior Auxiliary President Emma Busby assisting with bingo.

 

Ogdens singing:  Hailey, Cecilia, Wade (S.A.L.s) and Gabby

 

Girls and Boys State Citizens Awards Ceremony - Saturday, August 13, 2016

Seated left to right:  Jasmine Bivins (Junior Auxiliary Member), Mary Carter, Charity Conlin and Christine Cousins (Junior Auxiliary Member).

Standing left to right:  Unit 16 Girls State Chairman Janie Duracher, Anna Jones, Carli Loudon, Regan Sellers, Savannah Weisensee, Galyn Wright, Past Unit 16 and Past Sixth District President Carol Johansen and Auxiliary member/Junior Activity Chairman Alaina Abdullah.

 

 

"A Day of Remembrance" - Proclamation - September 2016

Mayor Mike Cooper, a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 of Covington, recently signed a proclamation declaring September 11th as a "Day of Remembrance."

Seated left to right:  Mayor Cooper and Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden.  Standing left to right:  Post 16 Commander Richard Mecom, Unit 16 President Rose Zimbro, Auxiliary member Diane Plaisance and Unit 16 Honorary Junior President Emma Sharp.

 

 

"A Day of Remembrance" - Sunday, September 11, 2016

Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden distributed Memorial Poppies to all who attended the program and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Past Presidents, Gold Star Mothers/Sisters Luncheon - Sunday, October 9, 2016

An annual luncheon was held to honor the Past Unit 16 Senior Presidents, Past Unit 16 Honorary Junior Presidents and Unit 16 Gold Star Mothers/Sisters at Mandina's The luncheon was hosted by current Unit 16 President Rose Zimbro.  Attending the event were past Unit 16 Presidents Carol Johansen (1999-01), Betty McArthur (2010-2012) and May Hartley (2012-2016); past Honorary Unit 16 Junior Presidents Jane Duracher (2002-03) and Treaser McArthur (2010-2012), current Honorary Unit 16 Junior President Emma Busby; and Gold Star Mother Sharon McLeese.  Also attending were Auxiliary members Gvorja Busby, Mary Kollister, Ollie McGillivary, Connie Parr, Rhonda Perrin, Diane Plaisance, Frances Rosevally, and Junior member Abigale Zimbro.

 

 

COVINGTON DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY - Friday, October 28, 2016

Attending the block party were Past President May Hartley, Auxiliary members Mary Kollister, Diane Plaisance, Angel Sharp, Honorary Junior President Emma Busby, Honorary Junior Past President Treaser McArthur, Legion member Raymond Hartley, and Squadron Commander Ethan Sharp, Sr. and S.A.L.s member Ethan Sharp, Jr.

 

 

Veterans Day Ceremony - Friday, November 11, 2016

Past President May Hartley recited “The Veteran” and Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Scholarships - May 2017

   

American Legion Auxiliary Junior members Christine Nicole Cousins and Treaser Marie McArthur were each presented with Unit 16's $500 scholarship.  They also received the American Legion Post 16's $1,000 scholarship.

 

 

"Poppy Month" - May 2016

Covington Mayor Michael Cooper, also a member of the Sons of the American Legion, signed a proclamation declaring May as “Poppy Month.”  Members of the Robert H. Burns, American Legion Post 16 Family of Covington, La. present at the signing of the proclamation were, front left to right:  Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden and Covington Mayor Michael Cooper (signing the proclamation).  Standing left to right:  Post Commander Terry Sharp, Unit President May Hartley, Squadron Commander-Elect Ethan Sharp, Sr. and Unit Executive Board member Brenda Ogden.

 

Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden collects the first donation from Mayor Cooper.

 

 

Girls State Orientation - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Seated left to right:  Phoebe Cornay Allen who attends Covington High School, Olivia Marie Armond who attends Fontainebleau High School, Emma Nicole Busby (Junior Auxiliary Member) who attends Covington High School, Isabella Belan Canas who attends Lakeshore High School, Adelaide Elaine Caplinger who attends Christ Episcopal School, Elise Leah Carter and Avery Marie Collins who attend Covington High School, Diana Catherine Craighead who attends Northlake Christian School and Olivia Rose Deffes who attends Archbishop Hannan High School.

Standing center:  Unit 16 Little Miss Poppy Madelyn Ogden.

Standing left to right:  Unit 16 Girls State Chairman Jane Duracher, Claire Marie DiCorte and Sarah Lynne Hazlett who attend Mandeville High School, Rebecca Anne Lucia who attends Covington High School, Morgan Elizabeth Marullo who attends Northlake Christian School, Olivia Lynn Maurer who attends Archbishop Hannan High School, Rebecca Camille Norton who attends Fontainebleau High School, Kennedy Layne Robert and Claire Lynette Schmitt who attend St. Scholastica Academy and Abigail Lynn Watson who attends Mandeville High School.

 

Julia James Elmer who attends Lakeshore High School.

 

Unit 16 Little Miss Poppy Madelyn Ogden presented all in attendance a Memorial Poppy.

 

 

Special Olympics - Saturday, May 20, 2017

More than 70 American Legion Family Members gathered State-wide to Volunteer with the Softball Throw.  Members of the Robert H. Burns, American Legion Family Post #16 of Covington volunteered at the Special Olympics held at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. 

 

Left to right:  Past President Betty McArthur, 2nd Vice Mary Kollister, Honorary Junior Auxiliary President Emma Busby and Past Detachment of LA Commander Danny McArthur.

 

 

Boys State Orientation - Sunday, May 22, 2016

Unit 16 Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden presented all in attendance a Memorial Poppy.

Robert H. Burns Post 16 Boys State Delegates

 

Magic City Post 24 Boys State Delegates

 

Mandeville Post 415 Boys State Delegates

 

Unit 16 Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Memorial Day Ceremony - Monday, May 29, 2017

Little Miss Poppy Madelyn Ogden and Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Distributing Memorial Poppies

   

Left to right:  Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden, Little Miss Poppy Madelyn Ogden, Junior member Cecilia Ogden, Junior member Gabby Ogden and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser.

 

 

  

 

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