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Posted: August 7, 2013 - 10:41am
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 volunteers at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center for special events and monthly birthday parties for two units. On July 23, three members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 served refreshments to more than 100 veterans during the Summer Salsa event held at the medical center. Pictured (from left): Linda Smiley, Breeana Carpenter and Brenda Carpenter. Contact  Sylvia Napier at (803) 279-3270 for more information on joining the American Legion Auxiliary.    SPECIAL
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 volunteers at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center for special events and monthly birthday parties for two units. On July 23, three members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 served refreshments to more than 100 veterans during the Summer Salsa event held at the medical center. Pictured (from left): Linda Smiley, Breeana Carpenter and Brenda Carpenter. Contact Sylvia Napier at (803) 279-3270 for more information on joining the American Legion Auxiliary.

North Augusta teen collects items for surgery patients

Elisabeth Harkins recently collected 150 pounds of items for children and young adults having spinal fusion surgery in Ghana.

As a Cadette in the Girls Scouts, she is working on her Silver Award by raising awareness about scoliosis. She is also a member of Young Friends of FOCOS, a group made up of middle and high school students who organize donation drives to benefit those FOCOS serves.

The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine provides orthopedic and spinal care to communities in Ghana and West Africa.

The collection was sent to FOCOS and counts toward her Silver Award efforts.

Items collected included 300 toothbrushes, 73 pairs of socks, 66 tubes of toothpaste, 102 full-size bars of soap, 172 pencils, 53 notebooks, 54 pens, 92 colored pencils and 55 boxes of crayons.

Elisabeth is the founder of Curvy Girls GA/SC chapter, a support group for girls in Georgia and South Carolina with scoliosis.

Anyone interested in joining the Curvy Girls GA/SC support group can call (803) 270-1182 or send a message on the Curvy Girls GA/SC-Scoliosis Support Group’s Facebook page.

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