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Two weekends set for sale of Buddy Poppies


   After formally reading the proclamation of support for the 2001 Buddy Poppy fundraiser, Prineville Mayor Steve Uffelman posed with Jean Wintermute of the VFW, on his right, and on his left, Marge MacArthur representing the American Legion Auxiliary.
   This year the poppies will be distributed by the American Legion on May 18 and 19, and by the members of the VFW on May 25 and 26.
   
The annual sales of Buddy Poppies by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary is set for later this month.
   Prineville Mayor Steve Uffelman kicked off this year's sale with a formal proclamation.
   The basic purpose of the annual sale by the Legion and the VFW is reflected in the desire to "Honor the Dead by Helping the Living." The Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans and the proceeds of the annual campaign are used exclusively for the benefit of the veterans.
   In making the proclamation, Uffelman urged citizens to recognize the merits of this cause by contributing generously to its support through the purchase of poppies.
   "I urge all patriotic citizens to wear a Poppy as mute evidence of our gratitude to the men and women of this country who have risked their lives in defense of the freedoms which we continue to enjoy as American citizens."
   This year the poppies will be distributed by the American Legion on May 18 and 19, and by the members of the VFW on May 25 and 26.