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American Legion Auxiliary presents check to The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (April 8, 2022) – The Edward Schultz Unit 697 American Legion Auxiliary presented a check for $120 to The Lansing Journal in support of the ongoing work of reporting and delivering local news. The money was presented by Auxiliary President Sandra Gangolf Friday evening when she took a break from her duties at the Auxiliary’s Easter Egg Fundraiser.

American Legion Auxiliary President Sandra Gangolf (left) presents a check to Melanie Jongsma to support the work of The Lansing Journal. (Photo: Sheila Reed)

The Auxiliary is typically a very active community organization, though COVID prevented their in-person events and gatherings for two years. Gangolf is making up for lost time with a series of activities that give back to the community in ways familiar and new. The Easter Egg Fundraiser runs for three Friday nights in April and benefits local youth and children. Poppy Days will return on May 20 and 21 and will benefit veterans. And monthly Bunco has become a popular Sunday afternoon party.

The Lansing Journal will invest the Auxiliary’s gift into the work of local journalism, and the American Legion Auxiliary will be included in the list of April supporters that will be published in early May.

The American Legion Auxiliary Edward Schultz Unit 697 meets at 18255 Grant Street in Lansing, Illinois. More information is available on the Auxiliary’s Facebook page:


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.