Legion shows appreciation for firefighters

Deanna Bohn
From left to right: ALA Unit #81 President Karen Hasting, El Dorado Fire Department Captain Troy Jellison, ALA Unit #81 Member Virginia Ball and Master Firefighter Caleb Fistler at the Downtown Fire Station.

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit #81 in El Dorado delivered cookies to the two fire stations in El Dorado during Fire Prevention Week.

“During Fire Prevention Week, the firefighters go out to the schools and teach students how to stay safe in case of a fire,” said Karen Hasting, President of the ALA Unit #81.

A cheerful note expressing appreciation from ALA Unit #81 was included with the cookies.

null“And we wanted to do something to let them know how much we appreciate them,” said Hasting.

Two baskets of chocolate chip cookies were assembled and each had a note accompanying it that read, “Cookies make the world a better place, so do you!”

ALA Unit #81 members Virgina Ball and Deanna Bonn accompanied Hastings to make the deliveries to each of the fire stations.

Karen Hasting and Virginia Ball stand in front of Station No. 2 next to the banner promoting Fire Prevention Week.
Lieutenant Coby Spear, center, accepted the cookies for El Dorado Fire Department Station No. 2

nullnullThe ALA Unit meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the American Legion George Ball Bingo Hall in El Dorado. All members are encouraged to attend as well as those wishing to learn more about the organization.

The American Legion Auxiliary is an organization of male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Some ALA members are also veterans.