AMVETS awards Warren County students at 74th annual Williamsport convention

Photo submitted to Times Observer AMVETS Post #50 Commander Adam Yurchisin receives the “Most Patriotic AMVETS Post” Award from AMVETS Department of PA Commander Jeff Elliot.

American Veterans (AMVETS) held its 74th Department of Pennsylvania Convention in Williamsport, PA at the end of June.

AMVETS conducts an Americanism program and AADAA (AMVETS Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse) program.

For 2018-2019, Karen Lindell, an elementary teacher assisted AMVETS Post 50 with the Americanism program at Eisenhower Elementary School.

This years theme for the Americanism program was, “Why should you say ‘Thank You to a Veteran?'”

“No use for Drug Abuse” was the theme for the AADAA Programs.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Carter O’Donnell, 3rd place winner in AADAA and 2nd place winner in Americanism for 11th grade and Brady O’Donnell, 3rd place winner in AADAA and Americanism for the 8th grade.

1st Place entries from all over the commonwealth are submitted to the Department Americanism Committee for judging.

Attending the awards program to receive their awards were:

Molly Jackson of Sugar Grove, PA; 3rd place Kindergarten winner; Brigit Cook of Russell; 3rd place 5th grade winner.

Other AMVETS Post 50 winners were:

Brady O’Donnell, an 8th grader at Sheffield M/S High School who received 3rd place in Americanism and 3rd place in AADAA, and Carter O’Donnell, an eleventh grader at Sheffield M/S High School who received 2nd place in Americanism and 3rd place in AADAA.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Molly Jackson, 3rd place Kindergarten Americanism winner receiving the award from AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Americanism Officer Dana Bell, Sons of Department Commander Jeff Todd and AMVETS Americanism Officer Mark Hines.

AMVETS Post #50 brought home the “Most Patriotic AMVETS Post” award due to the many hours of members volunteering for Veterans, Community, Children and Hospital in the Area. Receiving the Award was AMVETS Post 50 Commander Adam Yurchisin.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Brigit Cook, 3rd place Fifth grade Americanism winner receiving the award from AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Americanism Officer Dana Bell, Sons of Department Commander Jeff Todd and AMVETS Americanism Officer Mark Hines.

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