This past week, Springvale resident Marjorie Lewis was recognized on her 95th birthday with a ceremony dedicating the new pavilion at the American Legion T.W. Cole Post 19 in her honor. Mrs. Lewis’ children and grandchildren were present for the dedication. A certificate of appreciation for her many years of work with the American Legion Auxiliary was presented to her by Dale Midgley, Service Director at the Post.
Mrs. Lewis grew up in Sanford and lived here with her family until 1955, when her husband was transferred to New Jersey for his job as a postal inspector. As the daughter of a WWI veteran and the wife of a WWII veteran, she joined the Legion Auxiliary in 1966 once her youngest daughter was a toddler. She became very active in the organization, eventually serving as President of her Post there. After her husband passed away and her children grew up, she moved back to Sanford and transferred her membership to Post 19, where she continued her work with the Auxiliary.
Mrs. Lewis serves as Chaplain for the Post, giving the prayers at the beginning and end of each meeting. She has worked to publicize the proper care and disposal of flags, holds the record for sales of fundraising poppies, and participates in Memorial Day and Veterans Day services. She was honored as Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade in 2017. Deb L’Heureux, Post President, calls her “a truly amazing lady. Her energy is out of this world, and she helps us understand the most important role of the Auxiliary.”
When not working to support and honor veterans, Mrs. Lewis keeps busy volunteering at Books ReVisited on Main St., which raises money for York County Shelter Programs. She also volunteers regularly at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum.
Congratulations, happy birthday, and thank you for your service Mrs. Marge Lewis!
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