Four of the five new members of the American Legion Bradley-Keffer auxiliary Post 138 include (from left) Denise Kilgore, Lorenza Carpenter, Jamie Viloria, and Martha Castro. | PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN GIBBS
HOLTVILLE — The American Legion Bradley Keffer auxiliary Post 138 welcomed 17 new members to its organization this year, with four of them being formally welcomed during an initiation ceremony on June 7.
The members’ mission is to support and advocate for veterans and their families, as well as helping educate the youth and the community through auxiliary programs at the schools.
The new members included Denise Kilgore, Lorenza Carpenter, Martha Castro, Jamie Valoria, Lyn Mavila, Zoe Nilson, Georgina Camacho, Patty Snead, Chris Sharp, Adelina Combs, Melanie Cherry, Lucretia Jay Munger, Amanda Baldwin, Tania Collins, Traci Mullins, Melissa Felix and Anthony Felix.
During the initiation ceremony, four candles representing the four pillars of justice, freedom, democracy, and loyalty the were lit.
Prior to the ceremony, the auxiliary presented its 2020 Girls State Conference delegate, Abigail Garewal, with a scholarship.