Poppies available for a donation

| May 19, 2015

001COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Mayor Steve Mercer presented the American Legion Post 65 with a proclamation on Tuesday, May 19 stating that May 2015 be designated as Poppy Month. The red poppies are made by hospitalized, disabled veterans from around the country and signify the sacrifice of the lives in all wars. There are 25 million poppies made each year and veterans earn a small wage which helps to supplement their income. The poppies will be available Saturday, May 23 at Wal-Mart and Baker’s IGA from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will also be walking up and down the sidewalks handing them out for a donation at the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 25 on Main Street in Coshocton. All proceeds go to disabled veterans and last year, the American Legion Post 65 donated more than $200,000 to Fisher House and the poppies have been made and distributed since 1921. Pictured here left to right are: Char Crawford, past president of the American Legion, Jessica Stanton, president of the American Legion, and Mayor Steve Mercer.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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