Newport Beach (Calif.) Unit 291's Poppy Program began with the stuffing of poppy donation envelopes and mailed out to all post members. Decorations were made and put up throughout the month at the post.
Mayor Keith D. Curry presented the proclamation for the week of May 12 to May 18 to be “Poppy Week” for Newport Beach. Miss Poppy Rachel Heidemann, Jr. Miss Poppies Devon, Isabel and Morgan Burton and Poppy Chairman Margaret Myles attended various events throughout May which included Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.
Unit 291 made about $14,000 in earnings this poppy season after expenses. Thank you to all that participated for making your donations, taking the time to support this wonderful cause where the monies earned can only be spent on helping our veterans.