Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller
Smethport American Legion Bucktail Post #138 and American Legion Auxiliary sponsored the 10th tenth annual Legion of Trees and Wreaths last Friday through Sunday in the post room where the public enjoyed the holiday decorations and placed bids for the trees, wreaths and decorations donated by local businesses and organizations.
Judges for the event were Lori Rounsville, Vicki Alfieri and Judy Church. The entry from Sena Kean Manor took top honors. Second place went to a tree donated by Paige and Honer Rounsville in memory of their mother, Sonja Covert and decorated with Sonja’s angels. A wreath from Buchanan Brothers’ Pharmacy was awarded third place among the 22 entries.
Wreaths were donated by:
Sena Kean Manor
Waverly & Marsha Hull
Mckeenest Red Hatters
Lindgren’s Variety Store
Rocking Horse Realty
Northwest Savings Bank
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 138
Smethport Senior Center
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 138
Residents of Lakeview
Legion Bucktail Club
Hub & Court of Angels
Legion Post 138
Honor and Paige Rounsville and the Smethport Garden Club donated trees.
Miscellaneous donations included a basket of pillows, a saw by Joann Rounsville, a table runner by Sue Hagg, angels by Honor Rounsville, and a Santa by McKean County Legion Riders.
The public placed bids in a silent auction for the trees, wreaths and Christmas decorations. Proceeds will go to the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital and Veterans Memorial VA Hospital, both in Erie.