At 73, Lefaive is one of the youngest members of the 34-member auxiliary, where there are only about five active members.
“They are all older women. Many members are in their eighties and nineties. They have all served their time,” she said.
One member was recently recognized for 50 years of service and there are others with 40 years of service.
Howe said the declining number of Ladies’ Auxiliary members is an issue that he takes very seriously.
Recently the Ladies’ Auxiliary donated $5,000 that purchased a new commercial dishwasher. They have always been instrumental in the annual poppy campaign, but it’s been difficult to fill the 2-hour tagging shifts.
“We are holding our own with the help of the branch,” Howe…